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Ray White: Quincy Photographer

Ray White: Quincy Photographer

An extensive exhibition of over 100 photographs by Ray White will be celebrated at the Quincy Art Center, 1515 Jersey, Friday, March 3, with an opening reception from 7-9 p.m. White’s wife Clair Lily and other family members will be on hand to greet visitors during the reception.
The exhibit, Ray White: Quincy Photographer, will be on view in the Elizabeth M. Sinnock Gallery and will feature a number of photographs of Quincy landmarks such as beautiful streetscapes and aerial views of the town including industrial complexes. In addition, there will be images of special events such as parades and other subjects. Visitors will have fun “finding” themselves, friends and relatives, former schools and other places of interest in these photographs.
In 1949 White became owner and operator of White Photo Service, located originally at 1255 Maine and then at 805 Broadway in Quincy. He produced innovative portraits, murals, a Quincy Photo Calendar and postcards among other things. In 1979 White accepted a position as a cinematographer with the State of Illinois. Later he was administrative assistant to Lieutenant Governor Dave O’Neil and then worked in public relations for the Governor’s Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities. In July 1993 he and his wife established Antiques Unique in downtown Springfield. He died December 9, 1998.
Continuing in the Katharine Gardner Stevenson Gallery is an installation of 20 handmade dolls created by nationally recognized doll artist Nancy Wiley of Hudson, New York. This exhibit has received generous sponsorship from Reg and Jan Ankrom, Ned and Reaugh Broemmel, Bill and Lynn Fox, a special friend of the Art Center, Steve and Judy Siebers and the Barbara Lindsay Williams Memorial Fund. A full-color hardbound book, A Dollmaker’s Art: The Creations of Nancy Wiley by Louise Fecher, is available in the Bella Artista Gift Shop.
Both exhibits are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, an agency of the state, and will be on view during gallery hours of noon-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through April 7. The exhibitions and opening reception are open to the public. There is a suggested donation of $2 for adults and $1 for senior citizens, students and children. Art Center members are admitted at no cost.
For more information call 223-5900.
Julie Nelson

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