Park University’s Campanella Gallery to Feature Exhibit of Photographs

Thursday, October 6, 2016

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Lofflin ExhibitThe Campanella Gallery at Park University will host an exhibit of photographs by John Lofflin from Sunday, Oct. 16, through Wednesday, Nov. 30. A reception for the exhibit, titled “Surprise. Color.” will be held on the opening day from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Gallery, located inside Norrington Center on the University’s Parkville Campus.

According to Lofflin, professor of journalism at Park, “Surprise. Color.” is about the ways color has become a source of surprise to him. “I’ve worked nearly half-century without color, save a black and white photographer’s palette of grays. For me, photography has always been about surprises. No matter how I try to control the images with science, I am usually the one most surprised by what light reveals. And that’s how it should be.”

Lofflin, who has taught journalism and photography classes at Park University for 31 years, has been a photographer most of his life. He spent 10 years as a reporter and photographer, and has continued doing feature photography on a freelance basis. This is his third photography exhibit in the Campanella Gallery.

Admission to the Campanella Gallery is free. The Gallery is open during Norrington Center’s regular hours: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 4 to 9:30 p.m. The Gallery will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day, and Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24-25, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

For more information on the exhibit, contact Andrea Lee, Ph.D., director of the Campanella Gallery and assistant professor of art, design and interdisciplinary studies, at or (816) 584-6457.