Cumberland University


Digital Photography Exhibit on display at Adams Gallery

Margie Monde - High Waters, Low Waters


The Adams Gallery at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tenn., will present the digital photography exhibit, “High Waters, Low Waters,” by Cumberland Art faculty member, Marjorie Monde. The exhibit will be open from Aug. 20, 2012 through Sept. 27, 2012. There will be an artist’s reception on Tues., Sept. 18, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., with a gallery talk by the artist from 6:00-6:30. The exhibit, reception and gallery talk are all free and open to the public.

Monde is a Hurricane Katrina survivor, whose waterfront home near the Gulf coast was hit by the eye of this hurricane, engulfing her house in a 3-story tidal wave. Through realistic and some digitally enhanced photography, the exhibit “High Waters, Low Waters,” immerses the viewer in scenes along coastal waters. Works featured include boats damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005; some of these boats survived and still exist today. Also highlighted in this exhibit are colorful contemporary coastal images on bays and bayous, streams and cypress tree swamps, and in and around the Gulf coast.

“High Waters, Low Waters” is both a visual celebration of the beauty of living on and around water, as well as a small glimpse into the devastating destruction that high waters can cause. Old shrimp and oyster boats appear frequently in this exhibit. Several of these boats are well worn, but still retain the beauty of their original lines, even after surviving many storms…and for a few, the eye of Hurricane Katrina’s destruction. 

We hope you will visit the Gallery, and enjoy these colorful views of high waters and low waters. The Adams Gallery is located in the Heydel Fine Arts Center, along Spring St., on the Cumberland University main campus in Lebanon, Tenn. Gallery hours are 8:30-5:00 weekdays. Closed on school 

holidays. This exhibit is free and open to the public. For further information about the exhibit or to contact the artist, call 615-547-1364 or email Adams Gallery program is made possible by grants from CUFAC and The Thackston Family Foundation.