Jeremy Riffe Photographic Exhibition

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Appalachian Days and Nights - Jeremy Riffe
Appalachian Days and Nights – Jeremy Riffe

New River Community College will host a photographic exhibition, “Appalachian Days and Nights,” by artist Jeremy Riffe. The show will run from February 14 through April 28 at the Fletcher Gallery in Godbey Hall on NRCC’s campus in Dublin.

An artist talk and reception with Riffe is scheduled for Monday, February 27 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Fletcher Gallery.

Riffe grew up in Bluefield, Va. and was influenced early on by his parents.

“My mother loved photography and my father was an avid outdoorsman. That spark didn’t ignite until I was in my twenties when I bought my first SLR camera,” said Riffe.  “After that I taught myself nature photography on film, eventually migrating to the digital medium. The intensity of my passion has varied over the years, but photography has always been my favorite pastime.”

“I wanted to combine my current photographic interests into one exhibit. I’ve always held a deep appreciation for the tremendous natural beauty of the region, and I’m drawn to the culturally and historically significant buildings in Appalachia as well,” said Riffe. “Coupled with my love for both color and monochrome images, as well as both night and day photography, I decided to create a multifaceted view of our region. I used a variety of lighting techniques for these images, both natural and artificial, to try and make them as dynamic as possible.”

Gallery hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays on request (ext. 3646), and Fridays from 10 a.m.- noon. More information is available by contacting Tammy Parks at (540) 674-3600 ext. 4468 or tparks@nr.edu.

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