I'm still playing catch up on blogging. Last month, I had a couple pieces of my work exhibited as part of Bradley University Photography Society's "Considering Light and Time" fundraiser exhibition. The show ran from April 25th through April 28th on the second floor of the Heuser Art Center. Since that was a pretty slow week for me, I decided it was a good excuse to travel down to Peoria and visit for a few days.
I timed my arrival nicely with the beginning of the closing reception. The reception was a small, intimate affair with a variety of quality photographs. I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to the current head of the photography department, Maragaret LaJeune. From her I found out that the money they raised from selling the prints from the exhibit, they would be using to bring in photographers for workshops for any interested Bradley students. I think this was both a cool way of raising money and putting the money to use on campus. The only disappointment was that by the time I looked at the prints a second time, whoever had bought one of my pictures had already taken it and I did not have the opportunity to take a photo with my pieces.
When I originally found out about this show, I had planned on having a long weekend and staying until Sunday. However, I ended up booking some work doing photography for a birthday party on Saturday night. Spending three days at Bradley felt like it was just about the perfect amount of time. Plenty of time to participate in college shenanigans and hangout with the current members of Pi Kappa Phi and some of my friends that are still in the area.