Art Exhibit

Lima photographer to exhibit ‘LandEscapes’

New digital prints by Lima, Ohio-based photographer Phil Hugo will be on display in “LandEscapes: How and Where,” an exhibition opening Sunday, Feb. 2, in the Grace Albrecht Gallery of Bluffton University’s Sauder Visual Arts Center.

The show, featuring color photos that explore where and how people escape, is free and open to the public through Feb. 28. It will kick off with a reception from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 2. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Hugo, who holds a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has exhibited photography in more than 50 regional and national exhibitions, winning many awards. He has also been active as a teaching artist—serving as an artist in residence several times in area schools—and has taught photography classes for adults.

Among his goals, he says, is helping others “develop a newfound appreciation for whatever part of our world they find themselves taking an interest in, whether or not they are looking at it with a camera.”