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Wrightstone photography exhibit a hit

Friday, January 18, 2013

McCOOK, Nebraska -- The Wrightstone Gallery at McCook Community College will be extending their hours next week to accommodate what has become an increasingly popular photography exhibit, featuring work by LIFE Magazine photographer and Nebraska native Bill Ray.

"We have received such an overwhelming positive response to the exhibit that I encourage those that haven't seen it to make time," said MPCC Art Instructor Rick Johnson. Johnson described the exhibit as an incredibly historical collection of photographs that documented the country's history beginning in the mid-1950's.

"You really lose yourself while looking at the photographs and feel like you slide into history, it's a great way to educate," said Johnson.

The Ray collection features photographs of a broad range of famous people including; mainstream musicians and actors such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and The Beatles; sports icons like Muhammad Ali; famous leaders such as Ronald Reagan and JFK; images of Frank Lloyd Wright at work; and intriguing images taken while Ray was allowed to travel with the Hells Angels of San Berdoo, just to name a few.

The extended hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Jan. 21 through Feb. 1, 2013.

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