Reynolds to Feature Native American Exhibit

“Photographs and Artifacts: A Southwestern Chronicle,” featuring works by Raymond Reid and Henry and Mary Weaver, opens Jan. 27 in Reynolds Gallery.

A public lecture by the artists will be 3 p.m. Jan. 30, followed by the opening reception from 4-6 p.m., both in the Art Center. The show runs through March 7.

The exhibit includes images of Native American life and the environment in which Native Americans live. The objects and artifacts range from traditional baskets and blankets to rarer beaded pouches and carved pipe bowls.

Three contemporary artists supply the photographs. Raymond Reid grew up on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and New Mexico. After earning a medical degree from Johns Hopkins University, he has done clinical work and clinical research with American Indian children. Most of his photographs feature people, and his camera lens reveals much about their state of health, happiness or sickness.

Henry Weaver started developing photographs at the age of 8. After earning a doctorate in physical chemistry from the University of Delaware, he worked at colleges in the United States, Europe and South America. When he retired in 1991, he began to do professional photography, holding shows, publishing his works and producing greeting cards.

Mary Weaver graduated from Goshen College. A trained medical technologist, she worked in laboratories in the United States and abroad. She works with her husband on the line of greeting cards and has also held several shows.

The artifacts come from the collection of Mark Hayden, a dentist from Prescott, Ariz., whose three children attended Westmont.

Reynolds Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call the Art Center at (805) 565-6162.