- Dec. 3, 6-9pm – First Saturday Art Crawl
- The Browsing Gallery (various hours throughout December and January)
“Bricks and Faith” features four Watkins students – Alexis Hunter, Kara Kramer, Jasmine Franklin, and ST Davis – working in traditional analogue photography. A process that is rarely used in the photographic community today and is being pulled from colleges and universities across the country.
Not only are they working with film for this show, but they are exclusively using large format cameras, a devise introduced in the early 1800s. This camera helps to capture the grandiose of the historic architecture at the Downtown Presbyterian church, while also maintaining a historical feel through the imagery.
The Downtown Presbyterian church is a church of the community, participating in the art crawl each month, hosting artists in residencies, and being actively involved with the homeless community, providing food and opportunities. The building was built and rebuilt a couple of times before the start of it’s final construction in 1848 by the same man that designed the state capital, William Strickland.
These four students have captured multiple aspects of the church’s characteristics, from intimate detailed shots of pews to the lavish Egyptian style pillars that reside in the main hall. Still each student manages to preserve the history that is tied to the bricks and the faith of it’s community, through a simple photograph.