The LEAP Center helped co-sponsor Mark Burns’ “Grand Canyon Photographs” Exhibit at the Walker Education Center, so it was with a slight disappointment to see the exhibit come to a close. But the exhibit lives on, finding a new home at the Pearl Fincher Fine Arts Museum in Spring, Texas. The set up for that exhibit took place on Friday, September 6, and we were there to take (a small) part.
Much goes into the hanging of a new exhibit, from spacing the pieces appropriately, to ensuring that the works are level…
…to getting the descriptions placed just right.
Of course, having been present at the opening for the Bush Presidential Library and the Walker Education Center, we’ve seen each of these photos multiple times. But Burns is introducing a few new photos for the Pearl Fincher show, and it is always nice to see the photos in a new environment, so we took another close look at each, while also helping a bit.
We each had our favorite, but there may be a general consensus that “CAVU” is a favorite of everyone’s.
CAVU, which stands for “Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited,” was President George H. W. Bush’s motto, one originating in his pilot days during WWII. Following his passing in November 2018, Mark–who was a personal friend of the President and the Bush family photographer–took a photograph that he believed captured the essence of the motto at the Grand Canyon.
Following a few more adjustments…
…and some cleaning…
…the setup was largely complete.
We’ll be back on September 17, when Burns will be present for the Opening Reception.