Tuesday, October 20, 2015

SAP, Anthropology Alumnus Update: Gregory Rust

Greg Rust photography series on Native American culture on exhibit this month in Cincinnati and Ukraine


Xavier University's Director of Photography Gregory Rust is set to open two new photography exhibits this month. The first will be featured in the Ukraninan city of Karkiv, with the other being opened in the Kennedy Heights Art Center in Cincinnati. Both exhibits focus on Native American Culture, an area of interest and expertise for Rust. The Ukranian exhibit is titled "Northern Plains Customs", whereas the Cincinnati exhibition is part of a group showing titled "Concerned."

The showings for the Cincinnati gallery was be held from Saturday October 5th, through Saturday, November 16th. The open hours of the gallery are Tuesday through Friday, 10:00am, through 5:00pm, and Saturdays from 11:00am until 4:00pm.

Gregory Rust is also working on an exhibit concerning Native American mascots for American sports teams. The exhibit will come to fruition at the Freedom Center on November 7th, at 1:00pm. Professional athlete and sports coach Dusty Baker will be headlining the panel with Rust, who commented that, "I wanted a prominent athlete to make a statement, and I was able to secure Dusty Baker former MLB player and manager to be the headliner on a panel with two Native Americans and a clinical psychologist….moderated by Rabbi Abie Ingber."

Gregory Rust's Website: http://gregrust.com/

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