PSC showcases historic civil rights photos, faculty artwork


  • January 15, 2015
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Historic civil rights photos by an acclaimed photographer and eclectic works by the Pensacola State College visual arts faculty will be on display at the school’s visual arts center. The photos and artwork will be on display from Tuesday to March 13, at the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts on PSC Pensacola campus, at the corner of Ninth Avenue and Airport Boulevard. The photos are the handiwork of Art Shay, a world-class street photographer and writer who spent more than 70 years as a Chicago-based freelance photographer for national magazines such as Life, Time and Sports Illustrated. His civil rights images capture historic events from the 1960s, accompanied by narratives produced by PSC history department’s faculty and students.   MLK-IAmAMan1968-©ArtShay 2 Shay, who will turn 93 on March 31, also photographed famous figures of the 20th century, including nine U.S. presidents from Herbert Hoover to Ronald Reagan. His award-winning works are included in the permanent collections of top museums including the National Portrait Gallery and The Art Institute of Chicago. The PSC Art Faculty Exhibition includes a variety of mediums such as ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, drawing, digital imaging, graphic design, painting, photography and video. The PSC Art Faculty Exhibition includes a variety of mediums such as ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, drawing, digital imaging, graphic design, painting, photography and video. The public is invited to meet PSC art faculty at a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Jan. 29, at the Switzer Gallery. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Tours are available with prior arrangements. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Visual Arts Gallery at 850-484-2550.