Baylor's Martin Museum Hosts Reception and Gallery Talk for Photo Exhibition: Spinning Yarns

Feb. 20, 2013

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WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2013) - The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University will host a reception and gallery talk for one of its most recent exhibitions, Spinning Yarns. The event will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the museum's Gallery II at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave.

Spinning Yarns is comprised of photos taken by 23 artists who express their personal experiences, beliefs and imagination by using images as visual pieces of narrative. The photographer acts as a storyteller, using the elements pictured to construct a message for the viewer.

"When you come to the museum, be sure to plan plenty of time to spend in this exhibition," said Karin Gilliam, the museum's director. "Each photograph is not only a fascinating composition but a story unfolding before your very eyes. Not necessarily the artist's story, but the viewer's own unique perception."

The gallery talk will be presented by Libby Rowe and Anne Massoni, the exhibition's organizers and two of the artists whose works are featured.

This event is free and open to the public, as is the exhibition on all other days. Spinning Yarns will remain on display at the museum until March 3.

For more information, call 254-710-1867, or click here to visit the museum's website.

by Brent Salter, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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