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River Festival Exposure

Jeff Garretson - June 10, 2015 12:02 pm

One of 26 photos that will ring the tennis courts in Oakdale Park goes up Wednesday morning.

In every corner of Oakdale Park, work crews, volunteers and artists are preparing to welcome the world back to Salina for the 2015 Smoky Hill River Festival.

In the shade near the tennis courts Wednesday morning, Salina graphic artist Ruth Moritz was unrolling her poster sized black and white photos to hang on the chain link fence.

Moritz tells KSAL News that over the past two years she’s been taking a photo every day and posting it to her Facebook account.

“I love working in black and white photos and what they convey,” she said.

“They set something in time, and when you look at it takes you right back there.”

Two of Moritz’s friends, Pete Sias and Derek Revell were helping out, climbing step ladders to hang and level the 26 pieces that will be on display throughout the four day festival.

For Sale?

“Yea, I guess, Moritz said. “If someone wants to take one home after the River Festival I think we can work something out.”

The display is titled “Exposure-Squared” and features photos from her collection that were snapped from 2013 to 2015.

Moritz, who is also an English instructor at K-State Salina says she shot the photos on a pocket sized Canon Elph and takes it everywhere with her.


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Ruth Moritz

City of Salina