CBU Gallery Features Johnson and Lawhon

Sculpture from exhibitionMemphis – The Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University (CBU) will feature Kelly Buntin Johnson’s “Tangible Meditation,” and Greg Lawhon’s collection of photographs of “A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland” will be on view in the gallery foyer, October 19 – December 6. An opening reception will be held on Friday, October 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the gallery on the lower level of Plough Memorial Library,

Kelly Buntin Johnson’s art is inspired by historic paintings of the Blessed Mother and saints. Johnson says “I am mentally inspired by hagiography, biography of saints. I desire to use these inspirations to reintroduce the lives of the saints throughout the ages. I want to modernize their ‘jobs.’ I desire to use my talents to honor the Blessed Mother and her messages for us through her various portrayals. My goal is to cause the viewer/reader to pause in meditation and to see the messages portrayed in a new light.”

Greg Lawhon’s photography exhibition is inspired by a famous travel book. Lawhon states, “The title of this exhibition is appropriated from a well-known book of the same name that was first published in 1775.” The book focuses on Dr. Samuel Johnson, an English essayist, poet, critic, and lexicographer, who traveled around Scotland, from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye and back, with his friend Scot James Boswell. Lawhon’s photographs are of his travels around the same territory that was traveled by Johnson and Boswell.

Hours at the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery are Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 2:00-11:00 p.m. Hours may vary due to university schedules. Call (901) 321-3243 to verify, or visit the gallery website. ###

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