University of Rochester

EVENT: Exhibit of black-and-white photographs by Christopher Nakis of Rochester

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: Now through Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the Gallery of the Art & Music Library on the University of Rochester's River Campus. Hours during winter break beginning Dec. 23 are: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Dec. 24, 25, 26, 31 and Jan. 1, 2, 7, 8. Regular gallery hours resume Jan. 18. The gallery is located on the ground floor of Rush Rhees Library.

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

December 15, 2005

This series of 27 black-and-white photographs includes portraits taken by Christopher Nakis during his travels in Europe. Titled "Der Blaue Reiter," the exhibit pays homage to a group of pre-World War I expressionists, called The Blue Rider, whose spirituality drove their approach to painting.

Nakis's love of photography took a back seat to business ventures after his 1983 graduation from Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in photographic illustration. Among other efforts, he was a co-producer on AfterImage, an independent movie starring John Mellencamp that was filmed in Rochester. He sees this exhibit as a catalyst for printing more of his photographic negatives and advancing the medium of photography.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Art & Music Library at (585) 275-4476 or visit the Web at for exhibit hours.