Western & Rural Anamnesis at The Art Center

July Exhibition Features Photography of Rodney L. Hoover

The entire exhibit of Western & Rural Anamnesis, the fine art photography and composites of Rodney L. Hoover, will be at the Lee Dam Center for Fine Art, Marysville, throughout the month of July. Hosted by the Marshall County Arts Cooperative, the exhibit comes to the art center after spending the past thirty days at the C.L. Hoover Opera House in Junction City. The original Western & Rural Anamnesis exhibit consisting of more than 45 pieces, made its debut last July at the William T. Kemper Gallery, Kansas State University, and has since been showcased in Topeka at the NexLynx Gallery for Art, EquiFest ’16, Kansas Expocentre, and the Prairie Museum of Art and History in Colby. After the stop in Marysville the exhibit makes its way to the Carnegie Art Center in Dodge City.

The exhibition opens Saturday, July 2, and runs until Sunday, July 31. There will be an an artists reception from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 10. This will be an opportunity to experience the West, meet the artist, and learn
more about his techniques.

The art center is open Thursdays 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.; Saturdays 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.; and Sundays 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Hoover, a resident of St. George, KS, says his love for rural living inspires him to bring the subject matter to light. His pieces bring drama and give the viewer a sense of being a witness to the rural and western lifestyles and their history.

His composites begin with photo sessions on location, moving to hours in the studio creating compositions using digital manipulation and enhancements.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 70 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.