Oregonian to Exhibit Photography in Hastings Gallery

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Jaya Thompson

Jaya Thompson, a photographer from Portland, Oregon, will exhibit works March 12 through April 6 in Hastings Gallery in the Boyd Library.

Thompson discovered a passion for photography while traveling as a teenager. He enjoyed seeing the world from different perspectives and in different light. As time went by, he had a growing library of images from further adventures around the world. Until quite recently, his talent for photography was a very personal form of expression and meditation. However, when others saw his imagery, they encouraged him to exhibit his works.

Thompson enjoys sharing the beauty that he sees in the world and works as a photographer in many fields including commissioned art, portraiture, commercial, online, event, and product photography. His personal creative passion is often best expressed in his fine art and abstract photography. Thompson relishes being able to record a subject or scene in a way that conveys its essence, feeling, and vibration: the time or place beyond the appearance.

An opening reception will be on Thursday, March 15 from 3-5 pm. Thompson will hold an Artist’s Talk at 3:30. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 7:45 am- 8 pm, Friday 7:45 am- 4 pm, Saturday 9 am-1 pm and closed on Sunday.

Art Education at SCC

Curriculum classes are open to all, not just students seeking a degree. New students need to apply online by clicking “Apply” in the upper right-hand corner at sandhills.edu. There is no charge to apply.

The college offers an Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts degree. This degree is designed for those who wish to transfer to one of the UNC Bachelor in Fine Arts (BFA) in Visual Arts programs under the Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts to Bachelor of Fine Arts Articulation Agreement (AFAVA to BFA AA). There are seven BFA-granting institutions within the UNC system whose focus is on the visual arts: Appalachian State University (BFA in Studio Art), East Carolina University (BFA in Arts), UNC Asheville (BFA in Art), UNC-Chapel Hill (BFA in Studio Art), UNC Charlotte (BFA in Art), UNC Greensboro (BFA in Studio Art), and Western Carolina University (BFA in Art).

Contact, Lori Lorion at (910) 695-3879 or lorionl@sandhills.edu for questions about the Art Department or Hastings Gallery.

The Continuing Education Lifelong Learning Institute offers beginner and intermediate/advanced oil painting classes. Refer to lli.sandhills.edu for the spring schedule of classes or call (910) 695-3980.

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