Fairchild’s Biblical discoveries documented in gallery exhibit

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2012-08-28
Dr. Mark Fairchild, Huntington University, a Christian collegeHUNTINGTON, Ind. — Over the past 15 years, Dr. Mark Fairchild has visited more than 250 sites in the regions of Turkey, conducting surface surveys of ancient Biblical sites. In that time, he has documented thousands of antiquities with photographs. He will share some of these images in an exhibit opening at Huntington University on Sept. 10.

The exhibit titled, “Biblical Photography,” will run from Sept. 10 through Oct. 6 in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery with an artist reception from 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Fairchild, professor of Bible and religion at HU, will also give a special gallery talk from 2-3 p.m. Oct. 6, during Homecoming/Family Weekend, about his trips. The talk will also take place in the Wilson Gallery.

The Wilson Gallery, located in the Merillat Centre for the Arts, is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., before and after all MCA performances and by appointment.

The gallery and the gallery talk are free and open to the public.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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