Marymount Photo Exhibit Opens Jan. 15

The public is invited to a free opening reception for the exhibition “Photography by Jan Bender and Richard Weiblinger” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15 at the Barry Gallery on the campus of Marymount University.

“These are two photographers with very unique visions and approaches,” said Judy Bass, a professor of fine arts and director of the gallery. “Jan still shoots on film, using traditional techniques, and Richard uses more modern techniques but in a subtle way. The end result is beautiful images that everyone will enjoy.”

Bender’s photographs and plant photograms are hand-printed. Both will be on display.

“For me, photography is a contemplative art form,” the Great Falls resident notes on her website. “I want the capture of images and their transfer to paper to be something that happens over time, allowing for thought and analysis. I enjoy the hands-on creative involvement that traditional photographic processes require.”

Weiblinger, whose work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Smithsonian and Nature Magazine, uses a combination of traditional and innovative lighting in his work. He lives in suburban Maryland.

“The process of photography allows me to pursue the art of transforming everyday objects into images that progress from ‘everyday’ to art,” his website states.

The Barry Gallery, located in the Reinsch Library at Marymount, 2807 North Glebe Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is free.

The exhibit will be on display through March 3. For more information about the gallery, go to

Photo captions:

Photo 1
Jan Bender

Photo 2
Richard Weiblinger

Photo 3
A black-and-white photo Jan Bender took out West.

Photo 4
A color photo of a pipe jetty by Richard Weiblinger