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Sights and Sounds exhibition opens Jan. 27

January  06, 2012

Celebrate the artistic and musical talents of Augustana students at the opening of the fifth annual Augustana Sights and Sounds exhibition at Bucktown Center for the Arts (225 E. 2nd St., Davenport) on Friday, Jan. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. The free event will feature distinctive photography from both Augustana students and Quad-Cities high school students. The exhibition will run through Friday, Feb. 24.

Augustana Photo Bureau students will display a series of photographs that highlight student life on the Rock Island campus, experiences in the Quad Cities and adventures in the world through international study programs. The event will incorporate the photography on display with several existing galleries and music.

Area high school photographers also will submit their best original photos to compete for scholarship money and prizes. Members of the Augustana Photo Bureau will judge the entries, and the winners’ photos will be displayed as part of the exhibition.

Augustana Photo Bureau photographers featured in the show include Drew Barnes ’14, Megan Cocker ’13, Emily Cudworth ’13, Daisy Hoang ’14, Mark Marogil ’12, Maren Mathisen ’12 and Kyle Soyer ’14 .

The Augustana Photo Bureau was established in 2005 to support the publications, events, news and online needs of the Office of Communication and Marketing. The bureau has grown to support other departments and special events on campus. Under the direction of their advisor, Marla Alvarado Neuerburg, the students have the opportunity to learn and apply photographic skills in a variety of settings.

The Augustana Photo Bureau and MidCoast Fine Arts are coordinating this event during Bucktown’s monthly Final Friday art show. MidCoast Fine Arts is a non-profit agency created by artists to promote regional artists and cultural organizations that advance the quality of life and marketability within the Quad Cities. The Bucktown Center for the Arts opened in 2005 as a creative community for local artists.

Sam Schlouch
Director, Public Relations and Arts Promotion
(309) 794-7833
samschlouch@augustana.edu