February 14, 2000
VITERBO ART DEPARTMENT GALLERY WELCOMES CHRIS AUTIO
LA CROSS E, Wis.— Montana artist Chris Autio will display his photography in the Viterbo College Art Department Gallery from Wednesday, Feb. 16 through Friday, March 17. The opening reception will be held Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 7:30-9 p.m.
Autio’s works include various types of photography. His latest series are of winter photos made with a digital camera and of developed combination prints, which juxtapose light and dark values. Photos from Autio’s travels to southern Mexico, where he created a video of ceramics artists will also be on display, along with abstract photos of old farm machinery in Montana.
"Creating within the frame pleasing organic shapes has always been a direction for my photography. I like, as well, the hard-edged photojournalism," said Autio.
The reception is free and open to the public. There is no admission charge to the Gallery, which is located on the third floor of the Viterbo Fine Arts Center on the corner of Jackson and Ninth Streets in La Crosse. The Gallery is open during regular school hours or at other times by request.
The Viterbo College Art Department offers degree programs in Studio Arts, Art Education, and Graphic Design.