As such, "Railroads and Landscapes," the new exhibit at the Art Center that opens a monthlong run today, no doubt will attract its share of interest.
"As I made selections for this show, I chose both historical pieces and examples of more creative interpretations of the railroad scene," Buck wrote in a description of the exhibit provided by the Art Center. "Although I love to produce pieces requiring extensive historical research, there's a side of me that's equally interested in the aesthetics of the railroad industry, a vision not always concentrating on just the trains or locomotives.
"These images are less concerned with the 'nuts and bolts' of railroading and more in capturing a graceful curve of tracks disappearing into the woods, the ethereal effect of wispy columns of steam rising into the early golden morning sky or the honest 'form follows function' industrial geometrics of a steam locomotive's driving wheels."
Buck, who taught 36 years in the
The award-winning artist and photographer has received commissions from a number of railroad companies, including
In addition to being the first exhibit of Buck's work in
Garrison's pastel, "
Author up for award
A memoir written by former
"Linked Lives," a memoir about the importance of close friendships, is up for recognition in both the memoirs and relationships categories of the contest. The author lives near
Winners will be announced in September.
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