Photography Exhibit by Jon Michael Riley to Open at UNCA’s Blowers Gallery

From UNC Asheville’s News Service:

“Horizons – Past and Present,” an exhibition of photographs by Jon Michael Riley, will open Friday, Aug. 10, at Blowers Gallery in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library. A meet-the-artist reception will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the gallery. The exhibit and reception are both free and open to the public.

The exhibition includes photographs from around the world, including Croagh Patrick, a mountain which is an ancient Celtic pilgrimage site in Ireland, Yosemite’s Half Dome, and dunes at Myrtle Beach. Some are new photos by Riley; others were shot long ago but revisited. “In the past year or so, I have chosen certain images and worked with them, which felt like visiting with an old friend from years past,” says Riley. “I could see new ways of working with them … knowing there was something there I could work with differently.”

“Horizons – Past and Present” will be on view through September 28 whenever Ramsey Library is open. Llibrary hours are posted online at, or call 828/251-6436 for more information.


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