Judson University's Draewell Gallery to host Elgin's Annual 1440 Photography Exhibition
(Elgin, IL - November 8, 2012) Judson University will again host the 1440 photography exhibition in the Draewell Gallery, located in the Harm A. Weber Academic Center on Judson's main campus (1151 N. State St., Elgin), with a reception for the exhibit on Friday, November 9 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the gallery. The public is welcome to attend.
The exhibition is a contest for Elgin-area residents “meant to capture life in Elgin within a one day period," according to the webpage for the City of Elgin. To be eligible for the exhibit, all contestants were required to submit a photograph taken between 12 a.m. and 11:50 p.m. on September 10, 2011, allowing only 1,440 minutes for them to capture the perfect shot. In keeping with this year's theme, "Sunlit Gardens and Shaded Paths," contestants were asked to to photograph Elgin's garden paths, parks and nature trails to capture the botanical treasures that dress the local summer landscape.
The 1440 exhibit has been sponsored by the City of Elgin and the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission for the last seven years. Each year the quality of the photography has improved and the exhibit has become an event that the community eagerly anticipates. Although the theme of the exhibit changes annually, along with the shoot dates, the photographers are asked to explore the City of Elgin through the camera’s lens. The exhibition runs at Judson from November 5-21.