Local Photographer Displays Work at WWU

Photography by Vaughn Wascovich will be on display at William Woods University through Feb. 3. An opening reception will be held Jan. 26 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Wascovich, who lives in Fulton, received his bachelor of fine arts degree from Youngstown (Ohio) State University and his master of fine arts degree with an emphasis in photography from Columbia College in Chicago, Ill.

He has been an assistant professor at the University of Missouri since 2001. Wascovich also provides location photography for a variety of corporate clients, including Bridgestone/Firestone, Wheels Inc., Vancom and Point B Communications.

Wascovich previously was an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College in Chicago. For more than 10 years he also owned and operated an active commercial photography studio in downtown Chicago.

He has received numerous awards for his work, including first place in the Annual Juried Exhibition-Photography at the Muse Gallery and Foundation for the Visual Arts in Philadelphia; first place at the eighth annual “Lines into Shapes” National Juried Online Art Show and Sale, and the “Founders’ Award” at the ninth annual Rio Brazos Art Exhibition at Tarleton State University, Granbury, Texas, all in 2005.

His photography will be exhibited in the Mildred Cox Gallery of the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts. The Cox Gallery is open to the public, free of charge, Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Call 573-592-4245 for more information.