November 21, 2018
Lee-Volker Cox Displays Interactive Photography Exhibit
at the Santa Maria Public Library
Now through the end of December, the Shepard Hall Gallery at the City of Santa Maria Public Library is pleased to exhibit IMAGINE: Windows, Doors, and Ways by local photographer, Dr. Lee-Volker Cox. An artist reception will be held on Thursday, December 13th at 4:30 p.m. in Shepard Hall.
A traveling, interactive exhibition, IMAGINE, invites participants to transport themselves beyond the window, door, or way and envision life on the other side. The exhibition includes photographs from around the world including Europe, the Arctic, North America, and the Pacific Islands. Unlike other exhibitions, the photographs are untitled to better engage the viewer’s imagination. Limited information about each photo is provided for context.
“IMAGINE is very different from other exhibitions I’ve created,” said Cox, a retired Air Force Colonel. “Photographs are very good at presenting a moment in time to the viewer. Often people walk away and think ‘That was nice’ or ‘Those were beautiful pictures, I would like to visit there some day.’ A central component to IMAGINE is engaging the viewer to actually participate and transport themselves beyond what is visible in the photo: who is on the other side of the window; what is happening behind the door; or why would someone take this path. If you can hear the sounds, smell the smells, and physically feel the environment, then you’ve made the journey.”
A motivational speaker, graduate school instructor, and photographer, Lee-Volker has taken pictures from the Arctic to the edge of Hawaiian volcano craters and points in between. Rarely without a camera, his 27 years in the Air Force provided countless opportunities to experience life in unique locales in North America and Europe. Living in the Santa Maria Valley, much of his recent focus is on the California Central Coast.
For additional information, please contact Lee-Volker Cox at LeeVCox@gmail.com, (805) 406-4379 or Sara Voss, Graphics Technician, at (805) 925-0994 extension 2832.