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Mixed-media, photography featured at Gammage exhibit

October 08, 2008

Photography by Phoenix resident Rhet Lee Andrews and mixed-media works by 23 artists from PSA Art Awakenings will be featured at ASU Gammage Oct. 22-Dec. 15.

Andrews will show photos with two themes: travel and historic automobiles. “Many of the scenic photos were shot throughout Europe,” he said. “The automobile shots include trips to the Mille Miglia in Italy, the Grand Prix Historique de Monaco, and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.”

Andrews began taking pictures in high school for his school newspaper in Alliance, Ohio. After graduating from Miami University, he embarked on a three-month photography odyssey throughout Europe.

For the next 20 years he was a stockbroker. In 1999 he returned to his passion and has been taking pictures ever since. Andrews works out of the Phoenix Center for the Arts darkroom and has won several awards at the First Friday Art Show in Phoenix.

PSA Art Awakenings, born out of PSA Behavioral Health Agency, presents 30 works by 23 artists, titled “Mind Fields.” The exhibit includes watercolors, acrylic paintings and mixed-media works.

Two common threads unite the artists: all are affected by serious behavioral issues, and all possess an abundance of creative talent. Through their work, the artists find therapeutic opportunities for self-discovery, wellness, confidence and communication.

Exhibit hours at ASU Gammage are 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays, and by appointment. Due to rehearsals, event set-up, performances, special events and holidays, it is advisable to call (480) 965-6912 to ensure viewing hours, since they are subject to cancellation without notice.

Parking is available at meters around the perimeter of Gammage. Entrance is through the East Lobby Doors. For more information, call Brad Myers, art coordinator, at (480) 965-6912.