Date: Dec. 20, 2010
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
Media & Communication Services, ext. 5267, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan Bolger Photography
PNC Odyssey Presents "Serenity" by Ryan Bolger
WESTVILLE – The Purdue University North Central Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series will present the exhibit “Serenity" - The Calm of the Majestic Land by Ryan J. Bolger Photography from Jan. 10 to May 20 in the f irst floor, north study area of the PNC Technology Building and it is free and open to the public. Building hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The show will include imagery showcasing the beauty of the local landscape through vivid color and fine art black and white photography.
Bolger describes photography as “My passion and my life. For me it's the moments in life . . . from documenting a bride and groom's most memorable and cherished wedding day to photographing a family portrait during sunset's golden hour. These are the moments that make up our lives. These are the moments that we remember most. With a camera in my hands, I can help document some of those moments with a creative and professional eye that often come and go in an instant and seal them for generations to enjoy.”
This show will include “Landscape scenes that capture the pure beauty of the area. It will bring peace, color, and tranquility to the campus.”
Bolger was born on Chicago's southside and spent part of his life in Modesto, Calif. He has traveled the nation capturing some of life's most striking moments. His interest in photography was heightened at Mount Carmel High School in Chicago, where he joined the newspaper and yearbook staff. Eventually he became the photo editor. He designed the cover if his junior yearbook, the first student in Mount Carmel history to do so.
He attended Columbia College in Chicago then moved on to the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Since leaving The Brooks Institute, he has worked with a Chicago lifestyle publication and was photography assistant to a well known Chicagoland wedding photographer. He worked for NBC/Universal's chief photographer on shoots detailing the summer Olympics, a television series and he traveled the country photographing people and their families to help document their valued moments.
In June, he opened a fine art photography gallery in Michigan City, showcasing landscape and urban scenes, original and passionate prints of all kinds.
Bolger has worked as an actor, playing a reporter in Michael Mann's movie, “Public Enemies” with Johnny Depp and as a bar employee on A&E's “The Beast.” He has appeared in episodes of NBC's “ER” and on The Discovery and Biography Channels. He played the role of a referee in Dennis Quaid's football movie "The Express" and has been in other TV shows and motion pictures.
To obtain further information about this exhibit or the Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series, contact Judy Jacobi, PNC assistant vice chancellor of Marketing and Community Relations, at 785-5200, ext. 5593. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Jacobi.