To commemorate the anniversary of “D-Day,” the Falciglia Art Gallery at Hodges University will display its “Normandy Series,” donated by Ed Calhoun. These images are a series of original black and white photographs taken in 2002 capturing the Normandy landscape. They provide a somber and powerful reflection on war, peace, geography and the passage of time.
Over 60 years after the conclusion of World War II, the Normandy georgraphy still bears witness to the violence of war. On top of a cliff overlooking the sea at Pointe Du Hoc, bullet riddled cement bunkers are scattered among moon-like craters which have indelibly altered the harsh and wind worn landscape.
The artist, Ed Calhoun, is a graduate of Hendrix College. Among his recent events include the presentation of one of his Normandy Series images to former President George W. Bush.
Details for the showing are as follows:
Dates: June 3 - 30, 2009
Location: Hodges University - Naples Campus, 2655 Northbrooke Drive.
Hours: Mon-Sat. 9-5 pm
Open to the public, no cost
Contact: Dr. Ron Bowman at (239) 513-1122 for information.