Saturday, March 5, 2011

Photo's By Father Flecky

Fr. Michael Flecky, S.J.
ArtsCanisius presents “The Sunset Drive-In Series,” an exhibit by Rev. Michael Flecky, S.J., now through Friday, April 1, in the college’s Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library. An artist’s reception will be held on Friday, March 11 from 5 p.m.− 7 p.m. in the gallery. Photographs in this series represent the visual environments of familiar, historic and sometimes abandoned structures constructed for outdoor movie entertainment. As sources for visual art and objects of attention, the projection screens in drive-in theatres are particularly engaging as blank canvases, a photographer’s dream. They provide an exciting pictorial venue for focus, awareness, community participation and shared participation. Father Flecky is professor of photography in the Fine Arts Department at Creighton University in Omaha, NE, where he has taught fine art photography, criticism, and history for the last 30 years. His photographs have appeared nationally in numerous one-person and juried group exhibitions, and he has published articles on photographic history and criticism. Father Flecky contributed to the Focal Press Encyclopedia of Photography and his photographs appear regularly in America Magazine, the national Jesuit magazine of opinion and the arts. His book, Hopkins in Ireland: Pictures and Words was published by Creighton University Press in 2008. The exhibit is open during regular library hours. For library hours, visit or call (716) 888-2900. 

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