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Updated: Apr 23

Bill Walterman's Shine the Light at the MET

February 4 through April 12



A selection of twenty-one photographs from Bill Walterman's Shine the Light are on display in the Museum's chapel throughout the spring. Walterman, a retired banker, took up photography in 1976 with the arrival of his son. Walterman eventually found himself taking classes at the Glasscock School of Rice University and honed his craft. Shine the Light was created over a period of six years as Walterman visited the congregations of St. Mary's Missionary Baptist Church near the town of Dodge, Texas, and at Gospel Hill Primitive Baptist Church near Riverside. He sought to capture moments that "communicated the faith," of the worshippers and his mission was beautifully accomplished. We are delighted to share these special moments with our visitors and know the emotions will resonate with everyone who sees them.


Please plan to join us on 2.4.24 for an Artist Talk at 2 p.m. between Bill and one of his professors from the Glasscock School, Peter Brown. The two will discuss the journey of creating Shine the Light and we know it will be inspirational. A reception will be held after the talk from 3 to 5 p.m. where you can meet Bill and visit with him. For more information about this show and the artist talk, please read the following article: https://lufkindailynews.com/news/local/artist-dialogue-opens-museum-of-east-texas-spring-shows/article_2409e44d-b654-51a0-8c30-55804af934c0.html







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