Alumna to display 'visual poems' in photo exhibition

Deborah Engelke, a SUNY Oswego alumna, local businesswoman and photographer, will display her “visual poems” from Thursday, May 17, to Saturday, July 7, at Oswego State Downtown.

A free public artist’s reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, will officially open the photography exhibition at the downtown branch of the College Store and Tyler Art Gallery, corner of Bridge and West First streets.

Photo of poppies“Poetry can take a variety of forms,” said Engelke, who received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English at SUNY Oswego. “Whereas words express thoughts with language, photos can express thoughts visually. I try to capture a thought, a moment, a visual poem with my shots.”

Engelke, owner of Time and Again Books and Tea, 18, E. Utica St. in Oswego, focuses on everyday surroundings, including flowers, architecture and manmade objects in a resting position.

Oswego State Downtown, 216-4985 or thestore@oswego.edu, is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday (until 8 p.m. beginning June 3), 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call Tyler Art Gallery at 312-2112 for more information about the exhibition.

PHOTO CAPTION: Flowery subjects—SUNY Oswego alumna, photographer and local businesswoman Deborah Engelke will display photos such as “Poppies_1”—she refers to her images as “visual poems”—from May 17 to July 7 at Oswego State Downtown. A free public artist’s reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the store and gallery, corner of Bridge and West First streets.

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(Posted: May 07, 2012)

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