Photographs by Stacy Sparks will be on display at the Carnegie Center for the Arts, 701 Second Ave. in Dodge City, from Jan. 27 through Feb. 23. There will be an artist’s reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 27 during Final Friday. The exhibit is entitled “Contemplation” and includes 48 images selected from nearly 7,000 photographs.
Sparks grew up in Dodge City and has been teaching journalism and advising student media staffs since 1988, first at St. Mary of the Plains College, then at Dodge City Community College and now at Southwestern College.
Sparks moved to Winfield in 2006 with her husband, Pat England, where she teaches journalism and photography. The photographs were made during a sabbatical from Southwestern College between August and December 2015.
Sparks’ work has been included in the Five-State Photography Show, as well as juried competitions in Liberal, Wichita and Lubbock, Texas. She has shown her work in group and solo shows in Kansas, Oklahoma and Alabama and has participated in photography workshops in Colorado, Maine, Montana, and New Mexico.
She was inducted into the College Media Association Hall of Fame in October 2015. An active member of CMA and Kansas Collegiate Media, she has served in several leadership roles in both organizations.
The Carnegie is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Southwestern College is a private institution granting undergraduate and graduate degrees and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. About 1,700 students attend classes at the main Winfield campus, at six professional studies sites in Kansas and Oklahoma, or online around the world.