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Collin College ARTS Gallery hosts the Arts Faculty Exhibition PROOF

THE ARTS gallery will host “PROOF” photographic works by Professor Byrd Williams, from September 27 through October 25, 2017. Byrd Williams is a fourth generation photographer, Williams is best known for his urban work in the US and Europe. He produces extremely detailed photographs, usually as triptychs, using a very large format view camera.

Byrd Williams has been teaching photography for 26 years in the photography/graphic design department at Collin College. Williams is a published writer and international artist whose work has been shown and collected at the Amon Carter Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Stadt Museum of Trier Germany as well as many publications and collections throughout the US and Europe. For the year 1997, Byrd was selected as an artist in residence in Bad EMS, Germany and lived at Wagner’s Castle the “Schloss Balmoral”. His work on the civic use of German, French, Belgian, English and Dutch street corners was featured on television and exhibited in several West German cities in 1997 and 2007.

Williams will present a talk in the Spring Creek Campus Library on Thursday, October 5 from 12:00 to 12:45 PM in room L201AB.

A reception will be held, free and open to the public, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday, October 5. The gallery is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Regular gallery hours are: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM., Monday-Thursday; 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Friday-Saturday.

For more information about this or other exhibitions, contact Gallery Director Julie Shipp at 972.516.5070 or jshipp@collin.edu . THE ARTS gallery webpage is http://www.collin.edu/THEARTSgallery .

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.

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