Art Gallery Opening  
 
Art Professor Doug Calisch concluded the opening remarks inviting the crowd to visit and revisit the gallery exploring the art from many angles. ‘Do we understand these photographs in a different way because they were created in a world before photoshop? Do these images tickle at some kind of objective reality or do we see these images as visual poetry. Did Ansel Adams record natural beauty or help define what we think of as beautiful? Were Gordon Parks’ photographs simply portrayals of Black America or did these powerful images become agents for progress and social change? And, did Helen Levitt innocently happen upon these urban street scenes or do her photographs illuminate the patterns and tendencies of our human condition? Over the next several weeks our community will have a rare opportunity to observe and question the power and influences of these images.’  
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