UA Little Rock art students will hold Ansel Adams lecture at Arkansas Arts Center

Students from Prof. Joli Livaudais’ View Camera class learn how to make photographs using Adams’ traditional equipment and methods.

Photography students from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will give an Ansel Adams-themed gallery talk Thursday, Feb. 9. 

The event, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Arkansas Arts Center, will highlight the artwork of Adams, the famous American photographer, who is perhaps best known for his black-and-white landscape photos of the American wilderness and National Park sites.

Participating students are members of Professor Joli Livaudais’ View Camera class, where they are learning how to make photographs using Adams’ traditional equipment and methods.

In a related event, Livaudais will also give an Art After Hours talk at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Arkansas Arts Center on historical photo processes and new approaches in contemporary photography.

“My talk will be about the versatility of photography as an artistic medium,” Livaudais said. “In addition to classic darkroom work like Adams’, today photography is also experiencing a renaissance of historic processes that were used before the invention of commercial film and photo paper and is exploding with the exploration of digital photography and new media. It’s an amazing medium, because it can be anything the artist wants it to be.”

Both events are free for Arkansas Arts Center members and $10 for nonmembers. They are part of a month-long series of Art After Hours lectures on Adams, which promotes the center’s exhibition, “Ansel Adams: Early Works.”

For more information, visit the Arkansas Arts Center website or call 501.372.4000 to reserve tickets for the talks.

In the upper right photo, students from Professor Joli Livaudais’ View Camera class learn how to make photographs using Adams’ traditional equipment and methods. 

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