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Sunrise at Tunnel View, Aaron Bachler

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, especially if you’re looking at the photography exhibit up on the third floor of the library. This exhibit from Southern Oregon University student Aaron Bachler features photos taken in California, Oregon, Arizon, Colorado, Utah, and Washington DC—on display now until the end of winter term.

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The Watchman, Aaron Bachler

Aaron Bachler is a first-year student in the Master’s program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Along with his work as a student, Aaron also works at Hannon Library. In his free time, he loves to travel and photograph the places he visits. His favorite locations are America’s National Parks. In the past three years, he’s visited Zion, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Rocky Mountain, and Crater Lake National Park.

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Evening Drive, Aaron Bachler

Aaron is a self-taught photographer. He credits much of his success to his wife, Kami, who is usually by his side when he travels. Though Aaron has featured his work at various art walks in his home state of Arizon, this has been the first public showing of his work in Oregon.

Learn more about Aaron Bachler’s photography at www.abachlerphoto.com

taylorolsonheadshotTaylor Olson-Hill comes to Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library to share her firsthand experiences with the Syrian refugee crisis and the truth about working inside a refugee camp. Featuring original photographs from Olson-Hill’s recent time working with refugees in Lesvos, Greece.

Thursday, November 10
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Meese Room

Rogue Valley native Taylor Olson-Hill has spent the last four years working on international humanitarian projects in Cambodia, Haiti, and most recently in Greece aiding the refugees fleeing from the war in Syria. Passionate, engaged and fascinating, the stories of her work in the Syrian refugee crisis on the Greek island of Lesvos tell the truth about working inside a refugee camp: from sorting clothes in a warehouse, to acting as a peacekeeper between refugees and locals. In this presentation, she will dispel misconceptions about refugees and the crisis, and talk frankly about the hidden cost of volunteering in Greece.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Hannon Library and is free and open to the public. Get free campus parking for this event by going to any campus parking meter and using this code: FHL1110

For more information, contact Hannon Library at 541-552-6816 or libraryevents@sou.edu.

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What is it like for Americans to travel to Cuba? Come to this free presentation and learn all about it from world traveler Michael Goldman.

Thursday, February 18
5:30-6:30 PM
Meese Room

Goldman has traveled to twenty-two countries on four continents. He will share the ins and outs of the Cuban way of life while displaying dozens of photos taken during his journeys there. He will reveal how to connect with locals in Cuba, join in their culture, and have fun.

“Visiting Cuba was a joyful experience…the CubanCuba Event people love Americans, they love to have fun and they love to share their music, art and passion. Although they do not have much in the way of money, technology or materials, what they lack in these things they more than make up with family, friends and old-fashioned simple pleasures. They drink rum, smoke cigars, play music, dance and have a passion that makes you wonder who has the better life, the rich American with his money, career, and smart phone, or they, who live with their children, parents and grandparents together in households filled with love and devotion.” 

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This event is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Friends of Hannon Library as part of their 2015-16 Speaker Series. Free parking will be available in the lot behind the library. For more information, contact Hannon Library Administration at libraryevents@sou.edu or 541-552-6816.

 

Hannon Library is delighted to host this new collection of photography by student artist, Donica Burdette. This exhibit is on display in the library’s Retzlaff Gallery, located on the third floor, through March 2016.

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I enjoy taking photos in my free time, usually in places where I am centered and calm. Photography has always been a creative outlet that I can partake in without the pressures of painting on a canvas. I’m directly capturing something that already beautifully exists in its essence. The photos design themselves since compositions, colors, shadows, and lines are already present in our world, it’s just my personal enjoyment to capture them.

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I am a senior and art major here at SOU and have chosen painting and drawing as my core focus of study. With these mediums, I enjoy making organically inspired, imagined forms. Photography acts as a separate outlet to channel my creativity, where I can utilize my artistic skills and balance my visual processes.

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I’ve never displayed my photography publicly and was excited and nervous to put together an exhibit for the Retzlaff Gallery in Hannon Library. Printing, matting, and hanging the images were new yet educating processes that I hope to do again.

~ By Donica Burdette