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Collin College Hosts "PROOF" Photographic Exhibition

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Collin College Hosts "PROOF" Photographic Exhibition

September 19, 2017 – THE ARTS gallery will host “PROOF,” photographic works by ProfessorByrd Williams, Sept. 27-Oct. 25 in the Spring Creek Campus gallery space. The exhibition is free and open to the public. 

Williams is a fourth-generation photographer best known for his urban work in the U.S. and Europe. He produces extremely detailed photographs, usually as triptychs, using a large format camera.

Williams has taught photography for 26 years at Collin College. A published writer and internationalartist, his 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 in many publications and collectionsthroughout the U.S. and Europe. In 1997, Williams 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 exhibitedin several West German cities in 1997 and 2007.

The ARTS gallery Presents PROOF: A Collection of Photographic Works By Professor Byrd WilliamsWilliams will discuss his work from noon-12:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, at Spring Creek CampusLibrary room L201AB. An artist’s reception will be held in the gallery from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5. Like the exhibition itself, the reception is free and open to the public.

THE ARTS gallery is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Regular gallery hours are: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m-3 p.m., 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 www.collin.edu/THEARTSgallery

Collin College serves more than 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. 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 3,100 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.