As you can tell from the title, I saw multiple Ben Long frescoes at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and Holy Trinity Church of the Fresco. Before this, I saw his other commissions in my home city of Charlotte, North Carolina. When I pursued my art history degree during my community college years, he had already made the art history survey books.
I liked photographing the contrasts between buildings.
During my undergraduate years at UNCAsheville, my Arts and Craft Movement professor had us visit the Richmond Hill Inn as to look at the movement’s influence in Asheville.
I went to the Mummies of the World exhibit at Discovery Place. For as long as I can remember, I constantly went to this place whether with my family or with my school. The use of black walls forces you to look at the exhibits. They divided up the mummies by geographical location starting with Egypt, then South America, and ending with Europe. They had background that while unobtrusive, it turned repetitive. I have went to other exhibits hosted by Discovery Place, and they have this deep fondness for soft soundtracks. They did this with an exhibit on Dead Sea Scrolls and another on Pompeii. The section that displayed the bodies used a soundtrack that one hears commonly during very dramatic scenes. Listening to that music just threw me out of the mood a bit while gazing at the paster bodies of Pompeii and contemplating the tragedy of these trapped people.
While they had mummies, they had lots of grave goods, sarcophagi, and clothing connected to the mummies found. They had a couple of Sarcophagi in the Egypt section. Throughout the show, they had displays that showed why and how mummification happened and who and what received this treatment. Humans and animals both went through this. Sadly, I found an error in one of the caption boxes.