Dan Dry may live in Chicago, but he’s a local treasure among the photography community. So it’s no wonder he’s leading off the Louisville Visual Arts Festival, a two-month exhibition of photography spanning 25 galleries during June and July.
On Friday, Dry’s “Moments in Time” exhibition opens at the ArtXP Gallery in Butchertown. A public reception starts at 6:30, with photography exhibited in giclee form on both paper and canvas. All the works will be available for sale.
Among the images are a 1976 image of Muhammad Ali, Calvin Borel after winning this year’s Derby, work from Dry’s visits to Africa and India, and the image you see here of Barack Obama, taken before his run for the Presidency.
Dry has won dozens of photographic awards, and continues to work for Louisville-based clients, including Churchill Downs, Brown-Forman and Papa John’s International. In Chicago, he is the staff photographer for the University of Chicago, but makes frequent trips here, where he was a staffer at the Courier-Journal from 1976-82.