Young Alumni Photography Exhibit in McClelland Art Gallery

Bryon Lippincot '99 entered four images, including this architectural photo, in the Young Alumni Photography Exhibit on display in the McClelland Art Gallery now through September 18.

For Omaha native and 1999 Union graduate Bryon Lippincott, the second annual Young Alumni Photography Exhibit in the McClelland Art Gallery provided a great way to showcase the fun side of his hobby and second job, location portrait photography.

“I try and find the artful details we miss in the everyday, common objects around us,” said Lippincott, who owns and operates Lippincott Construction in addition to his photography business. “Ordinary scenes, if you look at them with the right perspective, are where you see cool things. Many of my photographs are taken when the family is going somewhere. I tell my wife, Lorilee, to pull over. ‘It’ll ‘just take a minute.’”

Eleven other photographers—graduates from the last 15 years— were invited by the exhibit organizers to display their work, including Scott Cushman ’03, Justin Gibson ’10, Liv Pedersen Jacobson ’02, Josh Leeker ’04, Aubrey Goble Leeker ’05, Ryan Lindbeck ’09, Ed Mejia ’98, Melinda Pearson ’00, Stephanie Krueger Ponce ’09 and Richard Young ’06.

“We have a great group of photographers who have shared their work this year,” said Janya Mekelburg, Union’s alumni activities director. “We have both amateur and professional photographers alike showing their stuff. Next year we hope to have a themed show as well.”

The McClelland Art Gallery is one way for the community to get to know the college and also mingle with other artists in the area. “It’s cool having the art gallery here on our campus,” said Laura Moon, freshman public relations and pre-law major. “I like how people in the community can come and share their art. It makes me feel a sense of community.”

The Young Alumni Photography Exhibit is on display now until September 18. Located in the Ortner Center on the Union College campus at 3800 S. 48th Street, the McClelland Art Gallery is free to the public and open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact the Ortner Center at 402.486.2545.