Memphis – The Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University (CBU) is proud to announce the exhibit “Places We Worship” featuring photography by members of the Memphis Camera Club beginning August 20 through September 23. An opening reception will be held on Friday, August 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the gallery on the lower level of Plough Memorial Library.
Launched over a year ago, this challenge exhibit urged members of the Memphis Camera Club to select and photograph inspirational places that are present in the Memphis area. Brother Robert Werle, FSC, Director of Archives and Art Gallery, noted to the members that Memphis boasts of more than 1,000 churches or places of worship. “Some are old, dating back to the mid-1850s, and some are more recently completed,” Werle stated. “The people of Memphis often drive by them daily and are inspired by their architecture or their setting. The challenge to the Memphis Camera Club was to choose and record some of these inspirational places to be shared in this exhibit with all.”
More than 80 photographs were submitted, and 40 were chosen and donated by the photographers. “We are grateful to all and especially those artists who donated their work to make this exhibit an inspiration,” says Werle.
Among the places of worship portrayed in the selected photos are De La Salle Chapel on the campus of Christian Brothers University, St. George’s Episcopal Church in Germantown, the Mormon Temple in Bartlett, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Beth Shalom Synagogue, First Evangelical Church, Idlewild Presbyterian Church, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Pleasants Christian Church in Rossville, the Hindu Cultural Center and Temple in Eads, and Big Creek Baptist Church in Millington.
Hours at the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, Closed; and Sunday, 1:00-5:00 p.m. Hours may vary due to university schedules. Call (901) 321-3243 to verify, or visit the website at www.cbu.edu/library/gallery. ###