(Walnut Ridge, Ark.) – Works by photographer Rufus Priddy will be on display  Jan. 28 through Feb. 7 at Williams Baptist College. The wide ranging photos will  be on display in the gallery of WBC’s Maddox Center.

The exhibition is in honor of Dr. Jack and Martha Nicholas, who are close  friends of Priddy and his wife, Jo Ann. Dr. Nicholas was president of WBC for 18  years, and Mrs. Nicholas was the longtime library director at Williams. Pictures  of them and mementos from their years at Williams are included in the  display.

Priddy, who lives at Hot Springs Village, Ark., says he has pursued  photography since he received a Kodak 3-D camera when he was a student. In the  decades since, he has photographed images around the world, including scenic  landscapes, noteworthy buildings and monuments, wild animals in their natural  habitat and many other aspects of nature.

“My primary objective in photography has always been to capture as  realistically as possible, and as close to the original as possible, the image  at hand,” Priddy says in his photographer’s statement for the exhibit.

“Many of these scenes will bring back memories to people who have visited  these locations. My sincere hope is that other pictures that may not be as  familiar will generate a desire that is ultimately fulfilled in the job of  witnessing these scenes personally,” he notes.

The opening reception for Priddy’s photo exhibition will be Monday, Jan. 28,  from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Maddox Center gallery. Dr. And Mrs. Nicholas will  attend the opening reception.

After the opening, the exhibition will be open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to  4:00 p.m. through Feb. 7. There is no charge to attend the exhibit or the  opening reception, and the public is invited.

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