In August 2016, my wife, Cammie, and I embarked on a cross-country road trip to celebrate our first wedding anniversary.
The trip had two primary goals: See interesting places and visit loved ones. For 12 of the 16 nights we stayed with friends and family members across the country.
Now that journey is depicted in “Connecting Paths,” a photography and writing exhibit currently on display at Dixie State University’s Eccles Center for the Arts in St. George. An opening reception for the exhibit is scheduled for 7-8:30 p.m. Friday (Sept. 29).
It’s more than just a photography show. It’s the story of a road trip. It’s about the beautiful places we visited but also the wonderful people we love.
The trip began in in the deserts of Utah before crossing the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains, reaching its easternmost point in our nation’s capital. From there it became a tour of the Deep South, taking in characteristically southern cities like Savannah and New Orleans. The final stretch returned to the familiar territory of the Southwest.
I documented the 6,000-mile, 17-day trip through the photography and words in the exhibit. Short essays accompany 39 of the 54 photos in the exhibit. The majority of the photos are mounted on six maps of the United States.
It is designed to be a visual journey, where viewers experience the road trip with us via words and images.
Additionally, some of the framed photos from the exhibit will be for sale for $200 each. These are 12×18 prints matted on white and framed by my father.
I’m also continuing to promote my other photography, including the famous “St. George Tabernacle in Snow” image and “Autumn at Moulton Barn.” To view images for sale, check out the gallery at the bottom of this post.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about purchasing images. Prices for unframed, signed prints are: $25 for an 8×10 or 8×12; $35 for an 11×14 or 11×16: and $45 for a 12×16 or 12×18.
If you can make to the opening reception Friday night, it would be great to see you. If not, stop by any time the Eccles Center is open through Dec. 8, which is the final day of the show. Because the exhibit is in the Eccles Grand Foyer, it’s open whenever the building is open.
There will also a be great exhibit opening the same night in the adjoining Sears Art Museum Gallery. Titled “Mapping: The Poetics of Utah Expression,” it features diverse pieces from a variety of artists.