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Photographer Hunt Harris showcases global artwork in North Central College exhibit

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Photographer Hunt Harris takes visitors on a global expedition in the art exhibit “Images from a Well-Traveled Lens,” May 4 through June 24 at North Central College.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. An artist reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 4. Guests can meet Harris, and complimentary refreshments will be served.

A native of Moline, Harris has been interested in photography ever since he purchased his first Brownie camera in grade school with allowance money he had saved. Acting on his passion, Harris set up a darkroom in his basement in high school while working at the school newspaper. Though his photography fell by the wayside as his interests turned to family and career, the recent advent of digital cameras has rekindled the spark.

Harris and his wife have been to every continent at least twice, and many photographs in the exhibit were taken during these travels abroad. With these photos, he not only frames his subject matter from a scenic perspective, but also edits the work in Photoshop to further carry out the essence of the image.

Beyond his canvas work, Harris makes all his own prints using specialty archival papers. He uses pigment inks that have a projected life of more than 100 years and uses a clear coating to further preserve the quality. 

A recently retired entrepreneur, Harris looks forward to pursuing his avocation with photography even further, all while enhancing his education with photography workshops and mentorships.

For gallery hours or to learn more about the exhibit, contact Nickole C. Lanham, North Central’s gallery director, at 630-637-5375 or

Art, art history and art education are among more than 55 undergraduate majors offered at North Central College.

USG Corporation and Navistar, Inc. are underwriting sponsors of North Central College’s 2011-2012 Sesquicentennial Fine & Performing Arts Season. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. This exhibit is one of many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).

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