On October 17th, 2014, Special Collections and Archives fêted the opening of its latest exhibit, Offerings to the Gods of Light and Shadow: Selections from the John Running Collection. Over seventy-five attendees (friends, families, colleagues) graced the space in SCA to celebrate the life and photographic career of local photographer John Running. SCA’s very own student worker, Lara Gabrielsen, took the wonderful images you see in this post. Thanks Lara!
The festivities got started at 4 p.m. and continued until 6 p.m. In attendance were some campus media outlets, including a reporter from The Lumberjack (NAU student newspaper) and a photographer from NAU Marketing. In addition to John’s friends, family, and colleagues, Cline Library and NAU staff/faculty were also part of the reception.
A short 20 minute presentation began once more guests arrived. Peter, Cynthia, Jonathan, Cinda, and the man of honor John Running gave a few remarks. John shared that October 17th was a significant day for his family: exactly four years ago to the day, his and Shelley’s daughter Amara became a United States citizen.
There were some light food selections provided for attendees from NAU catering.
We had a blast helping put this exhibit together for all of you. Please come and visit us during our normal hours of operation (Monday-Thurs. 9-6, Friday 9-5) OR explore our virtual website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Oh! And please be sure to visit Cline Library’s Facebook and Twitter pages and share comments, questions and feedback with us.