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World photographer featured in Riney Art Gallery

03 October 2016

During October, Pratt Community College’s Delmar Riney Art Gallery will exhibit the works of featured artist Shirley Taylor.

Born in Alabama and married to an adventurer and world traveler, Taylor has been privileged to live in various places throughout Africa and the American West. Currently, Taylor and her husband reside in Pratt.
Most of Taylor’s photographic and editing training came from Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque, NM. While living in Pratt she also had opportunities to study with numerous seasoned photographers and attended classes taught by Master Photographer Stan Reimer. In addition she also attended intense hands on photographic seminars led and instructed by Sandy Cathcart, photographer and author, of Southern Oregon and Mary Lynn Ashley in Colorado Springs, Col.
Taylor began her experience as a professional photographer in the beautiful and scenic Zambezi River Valley of Zimbabwe, Africa where she and her husband were missionaries. She enjoyed capturing images of the beautiful faces of the Batonga people, and the grandeur of the many wild animals living there. Taylor owns Main Focus Photography and says it is a fulfillment of her desire to pursue photographic excellence resulting from her personal passion for the Lord.
What began in Zimbabwe now continues throughout the United States and beyond. Taylor’s desire is to provide a unique perspective in photography that personalizes and preserves the cherished memories of individuals and families, while also taking advantage of occasional opportunities to interact with stunning landscapes and fascinating wild animals.

Taylor’s work will be on display until Nov. 19 in the The Delmar Riney Art Gallery located in the Riney Student Center, open Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you would like to be considered as a “Featured Artist of the Month” in the Delmar Riney gallery, send your name, contact information and a brief description of your artwork to Pratt Community College, Vice President of Students/EM, 348 NE SR 61, Pratt KS 67124 or lisam@prattcc.edu.