Journeys: Travels Far and Travels Near opens October 20

The exhibition, Journeys: Travels Far and Travels Near, opens Monday, October 20, 2008 and runs through Friday, December 19, 2008 in Rapson Hall. The show features drawings by Winston Close (Architecture emeritus) and Roger Martin (Landscape Architecture) and photographs by Roger Clemence (Landscape Architecture).

Left: Roger Martin, Il Canopus Hadrian’s Villa; middle: Winston Close, Toulouse; right: Roger Clemence, Snow Capped Suns in Winter, Clemence Farm, Wilson, Wisconsin.

Most architects and landscape architects love to travel, but also love to document what they see by drawing and photographing. For them, the sketch book and the camera are the constant companions in their traveler's bag. Each of the artists in the exhibition has traveled widely. The exhibition features selected on-site travel sketches, drawings, and watercolor paintings by Martin and Close while they traveled overseas via car, train, or bicycle, and photographs by Clemence who captured the seasons and settings of his tiny farm in Wilson, Wisconsin.

An opening party will take place on Friday, October 24, 2008, 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Rapson Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Update: November 12, 2008: Camille LeFevre has written an article about the Travels Far and Travels Near exhibition -- "Landscape Archetypes" -- in the November-December issue of Minnesota magazine, published by the University Alumni Association.