An opening reception for Carl Shortt Jr.’s photography exhibit, “The Way I See It,” will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, in the Visual and Performing Arts Center’s Inasmuch Gallery, said Cultural Programs Marketing Coordinator Linda Bosteels. The event is open to the public, she said.
Following the reception, Shortt’s art will be on display at the Inasmuch Gallery from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until Sept. 2.
“There are 29 photographs that will be on display,” Bosteels said. “Some of the subjects are landscapes, photographs of Oklahoma City, nature and several photographs of Ugandan people.
“They’re printed on regular paper, metallic paper and canvas.”
A retired Oklahoma City banker, Bosteels said, Shortt is a talented photographer whose work has been featured in venues such as the In Your Eye Studio and Gallery in Oklahoma City’s Paseo Arts District.
“He has a natural eye for photography — that’s something he got into after he retired,” she said.
“ … He was influenced by his father.”
Regarding Shortt’s photos from Uganda, Bosteels said, he visited the country on a mission trip and documented his travels.
“He went to Uganda on a mission trip a couple years ago … and I knew he had taken some excellent photographs,” she said.
“I arranged to have some of those Ugandan photos be in this exhibit.”
To view Shortt’s photographs featured at In Your Eye Studio and Gallery, visit http://www.inyoureyegallery.com/#!carl-shortt-jr/c91p.
For more information, visit http://www.occc.edu/cp/currentgallery.html or call 405-685-7576.