Works by Mary Ruth Moore is an exhibition of the photographic works of emeritus faculty Mary Ruth Moore, who has taught art at the University of Georgia for over forty years. The exhibition is on view through September 1 in the Bridge Gallery in the School of Art. An opening reception and celebration of Moore's work and contriubutionf to the School of Art will be held on Saturday, August 19 from 5:00–7:00 pm.
Moore‘s work is inspired by the history that surrounds her in the rolling hills of the Georgia Piedmont, south of Athens near the community of Watkinsville: the Civil War, old cemeteries, the family home place, found bottles, and by the places she has spent time photographing such as Cumberland Island, Georgia, and Cortona, Italy, where she taught for 10 summers in the University's study abroad program.
Moore has commented that she thinks of herself more as a teacher than a photographer. “I never would say I’m a photographer,” Moore says. “I’d say I’m a teacher....a person who’s lived a rich long life, and I do photography.”
Mr Henrys Hands, silver gelatin print