Cameron University to feature Wichita Mountains in art exhibition on display in Sciences Complex

Cameron University will showcase the art of Katherine Liontas-Warren, Professor of Art, and the photography of Tom Russell, Associate Professor Emeritus, in a special exhibit featuring the Wichita Mountains. The exhibit will be displayed in the Sciences Complex during the month of November.

“This display marks the second in a series of art exhibits that demonstrates the cross-over between art and science,” says Dr. Terry Conley, Dean, Cameron School of Science and Technology. “Many of our academic departments utilize the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge as a teaching location, where the flora and fauna provide outstanding opportunities for scholarship and research. We are fortunate to have such a magnificent natural resource in our own backyard.”

photograph of drawing titled Winter ForestThe exhibit will feature 10 drawings and prints by Liontas-Warren, who draws inspiration from the beautiful natural habitat of the Wichita Mountains. Liontas-Warren strives to capture her love for the area in her work. She hopes that her drawings and prints will inspire others to visit the refuge. Liontas-Warren is well-known for her ability to capture wildlife and landscapes in a variety of media. She has previously exhibited artwork depicting the Wichita Mountains at a solo exhibition at the Kemp Center for the Arts in Wichita Falls, Texas.

HDR photograph of Panther Creek by Tom Russell

Russell has been hiking and enjoying the Wichita Mountains for nearly 60 years, from the time he was 4 years old.  His lifelong hobby of photography has provided him a special "through the lens" look at the spectacular beauty of the Wichitas.  The photos included in this exhibition reflect Russell's favorite areas of the Wichita Mountains including the Narrows, Monolith Boulder, Panther Creek and more.  Russell uses a digital photo technique called High-dynamic-range (HDR) imaging that allows him to take three or more lighter to darker photos of the same image and blend them together to more accurately reflect the range of intensity levels found in real scenes.  

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November 5, 2013

PR# 13-182