Ashford University Gallery Summer Exhibit to Feature Arboretum Photographs

Photos of Bickelhaupt Arboretum will be on Display in Ashford Art Gallery

“Full Cycle: Photographs of the Arboretum” will be the summer exhibit in Ashford University’s Cortona Art Gallery. The work of about a dozen different photographers will be showcased.   

Beginning April 27 and running through August 14, the exhibit features photos of various scenes from Clinton’s Bickelhaupt Arboretum in the four different seasons.  From a variety of categories including artistic close up, landscape, animals/people, and an open category, the photos were entries in a photography contest at the Arboretum.  They were blind juried by either freelance photographer Karen Austin or Clinton Community College art/photography instructor Carolyn Phillips. 

An artists’ reception is planned for Monday, May 4 from 4-6 p.m. in the Gallery.

The Cortona Gallery is located on the second floor of Ashford University’s Clare Hall at 400 North Bluff Boulevard in Clinton. The Gallery is named for Sister Cortona Phelan, OSF, former president of Mount St. Clare College and former president of the Sisters of St. Francis.  For many years, Sister Cortona influenced the quality of education at the College through her teaching of American history and her love of the arts.  She also served as MSC Academy Principal and as Dean of Students at the College.

The Gallery is open to the public, free of charge, every weekday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and for private showings by appointment. For further information, please call 563.242.4023.

About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is a coeducational institution regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, with programs in education, business, accounting, criminal and social justice, computer animation and graphic design, and other areas.  The University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a range of student activities and athletics, at its Clinton campus.  Online degree programs are available in education, organizational management, business administration, and psychology.  The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable on-campus and online programs, with tuition fees among the lowest in the U.S. compared to other private institutionsIts tagline is: “Higher Education Made Affordable”SM.  For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, Director of Public Relations, at 858/513-9240 x2513.