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University Gallery reopens March 24

Released: 03/02/2006

The University Gallery at LSU Alexandria will reopen on Friday, March 24, with an opening show featuring the work of photographer-hand colorist David Rackley.

The gallery was closed several months for renovation. It was expanded to house larger shows and a small, intimate gallery. The University Gallery is located on the first floor of the Student Center at LSU Alexandria.

An opening reception will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 24. The public is invited.

Rackley produces silver gelatin, black-and-white photographs printed on fiber-based paper. They are then hand-colored, resulting in an archival photograph that will not suffer the usual fading of traditional prints. Rackley graduated with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Arizona State University, and he now lives in Alexandria, LA.

His works in the exhibit come from three different portfolios. Landscape scenes include sites in Peru, Italy and New Orleans. His still-life photographs capture fruit, flower and vegetable. Human figures are in the third grouping.

Rackley has exhibited his work throughout the United States, particularly in Alaska, Arkansas and Mexico and also in South and Central South America.

The gallery is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. For more information about the Rackley Exhibit, call Professor Roy de Ville at 473-6449.