Temple College to open photography exhibit
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 by Grayson Edds
The Temple College (TC) Visual Arts Department will host the opening of a photography exhibit called "Two Views...Margaret and Mike Williamson" at 7 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 2, at the Temple College Visual Arts Complex Gallery, located at the corner of 5th Street and Ave. U.
The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be on display at the TC Visual Arts Complex through Thursday, April 4. The gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday.
"My interest in photography is to look at my surrounding environment and possibly catch a moment or a hidden composition one would not easily see, to explore the beauty of a simple onion, a white flower or the lines and form of a rock," said Mrs. Williamson.
Photography has been a long-standing hobby for the Williamsons, and both have studied under some outstanding professionals including: David Hansen at Temple College; George Schaub, Arthur Meyerson and Kurt Markus at the Santa Fe Workshops; Jay Maisel at the Maine Media Workshops and Craig Varjabedian of Eloquent Light, Alan Ross (Ansel Adam's photographic assistant in Carmel), Keith Carter, Paul Caponigro and others.
Mrs. Williamson's work has received awards and been selected for several juried exhibitions by, among others, jurist Roy Flukinger, Senior Curator of Photography and Film of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin and for the Texas Photographic Society-TPS 13: The National Competition 2004 juried by Sue Brisk, editorial director for North America for Magnum and Editorial Assistant for Newsweek Magazine.
In this competition, 43 artists were chosen for the exhibit of which 246 artists submitted 1755 slides (two images of Margaret's were chosen).
Her work has been included in art exhibitions in Abilene, Austin, Bosque County, Houston, Killeen, Temple, Belton, and Salado. Additionally, her work is held in the permanent collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Bell County Museum and the corporate collection of The Methodist Hospital System, Houston.
Mr. Williamson has exhibited his work at the Bell County Museum, the Wine Seller in Salado and Temple College.
Though both are natives of Belton, TX, Mrs. Williamson earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Education from the University of Houston, while Mr. Williamson graduated from the University of Texas with a BBA degree.
The two were married in 1961 and have two children, Scott and Alice.
For more information about this event, or the Temple College Visual Arts program, call (254) 298-8573 or visit www.templejc.edu.