Young alumni exhibit photography in McClelland Art Gallery

Many visitors to the McClelland Art Gallery have used words such as “talent,” “incredible” and “marvelous” in the guestbook to describe the Young Alumni Photography Exhibit currently on display. Themed “Contrast,” this year’s exhibit features a wide array of photographs taken by 12 alumni who have presented their own interpretation of contrast.

This fourth annual exhibit features the works of Taumi Baker ’05, Mariela Cosentino ’11, Scott Cushman ’03, Tim Floyd ’05, Justin Gibson ’10, Liv Jacobson ’02, Chris Johnson ’08, Ryan Lindbeck ’09, Bryan Lippincott ’99, Cassi Meelhuysen ’12, Sara Pote ’07 and Ryan Widicker ’06.

“I saw this year’s young alumni photography exhibit as a chance to share a slice of the world as I saw it.” said Tim Floyd, a first time exhibitor who entered four photographs in the show. For the religious education graduate, photography is a great means to relieve stress and express himself. “I am grateful for the opportunity to share it with the Union College family.” he said.

“Our students have so much talent,” said Kenna Lee Carlson, “even the ones that haven’t displayed their photographs in the gallery.” As Union’s alumni director, Carlson believe the annual exhibit helps keep Union College alumni involved in the school and also as way to connect the school to the community through art.

“It is great to be able to see all the pictures our alumni take from all over the world,” said Emily Severs, a senior nursing major. “They travel the world and are able to share with us the pictures from their adventures. I would definitely share my pictures when I am an alumnus, if they are good enough.”

The Young Alumni Photography Exhibit is on display now through October 20. The McClelland Art Gallery, located in the Ortner Center on the Union College campus at 3800 S. 48th Street, is free to the public and open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The photos are also displayed on Union College’s Facebook page. Links to the presenters’ personal photography websites are also available on the Facebook version of the exhibition.