Photographs from the 2013 Study Abroad Trip
August 30 through September 13, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, August 30, 2013 – 7 p.m.
During the month of May, Florida Southern students and faculty embarked on a study–abroad trip to India and Nepal. Many photos were taken by students in Advanced and Beginning Digital Photography classes taught by Kathy and Eric Blackmore. The photographs in this exhibition document their travels and unique cultural encounters. The selected images were edited, refined, and printed by the students.
The exhibition room was very small and planned in a way that the paintings were clear due to the spaces between them. The exhibition was built to cover an area of approximately 81 sqm. The exhibition had about 40 paintings inside it. The room had enough lighting and the most utilized source of energy was the solar energy. There were panels that were put in the exhibition room and they served the purpose of lighting inside the exhibition. There were also window glasses that allowed light to penetrate inside the exhibition room.
I opted to choose the photo on my last page since it was painted in a unique style and it portrayed the traditions of the people of Nepal. The painting had a dark brown background, decorative scrollwork and predominant red stones. The painting is medium in size and it’s fixed in a frame of 20 inches in both length and width.
The photo captures an activity alongside the shores of a river. The people in it seem to be concentrated on business activity and also transport. There are wooden boats that were for transport and also for fishing activities. I think that the most business activity that was practiced by this people in this area is the selling of fish.
In my opinion, the exhibition is well presented since the frames were designed in a way that the layout options helped to fix the artwork. The frames were broken down into medium and large sizes and hanged in a systematic way. The 20 paintings are hanged in the walls of the room and there is enough light that makes them attractive and appealing.
The Quality of the exhibition is fairly good. The exhibition photo gallery deploys very distinctive painting styles. The exhibition was more composed and complete. I consider the exhibition to have achieved much success with its art-work. This is due to the fact that its photos were well painted with colors that are very clear. The artwork in the exhibition portrayed the ancient cultures that were practiced in both India and Nepal.
I chose the photo as it was well painted using the Beri style. The painting makes us believe that ancient people lived happily and conducted business activities in peaceful ways. . According to the traditions of the Tibetans, every individual was expected to treat each other in a nice way and avoid confrontations under all means. The colors captured my attention and loved the painting more than the others.
I could recommend the gallery to other people since it will them to learn more about ancient cultures and traditions that were practiced in India and Nepal. I would recommend the exhibition to other people because its painting was clear with distinctive features. This will help the people to distinguish different styles that were used by the artists.