Portrait Photo Exhibit Featuring Poets on Display Through April 14

“Pictures of Poets,” a series of 12 large-scale photographic portraits exhibit by photographer Dean Davis, will be on exhibit March 21 through April 14 in the Burgin Center for the Arts’ Cofrin Gallery. An artist reception will be held on Friday, April 5, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Cofrin Gallery.
Davis is the half-brother of Mercersburg faculty member and history teacher Dan Walker; Davis learned of his link with the Walkers last summer by chance through a 23andMe DNA test.

The portraits, a selection of poets from around the Pacific Northwest and beyond, are paired with audio recordings recorded by Davis and available to listen to at picturesofpoets.com.

Davis is a Seattle-based commercial and art photographer. Born in Wurzburg, Germany, to a military family, Davis spent seven years in the U.S. Army as a young adult, his last four as a Dutch translator in Europe.

Davis began his photography business in 1997. He is a past president of the American Advertising Federation, a former board member of the Spokane Regional MARCOM, and is the current chair of the Spokane [Wash.] Arts Commission and a board member of the Spokane Arts Fund.

Davis’ most recent show, a seven-month exhibit at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane, was titled “The Artist’s Palette—Through the Lens of Dean Davis.”

While on campus in April, Davis will work with Kristen Pixler’s photography class as well as one of Mercersburg’s English classes. The Cofrin Gallery is open Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 1 p.m.–6 p.m.; or by appointment (call 717-328-6206).
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