September 17, 2018

Local artist’s work on display Sept. 17 through Oct. 10

Sept. 12, 2018, Sterling, Colo. – The Peter L. Youngers Fine Arts Gallery in E.S. French Hall at Northeastern Junior College is pleased to present a photography exhibit featuring palladium metal and black-and-white fine art prints by artist Scott Hays. “The Road Less Traveled: Colorado’s State Highway 14” will run from Sept. 17-Oct. 10, 2018 with an opening reception on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 6-7 p.m.

Hays 

“Dying Breed” by Scott Hays

Hays is a Northeastern alumni, son of Zane Hays – namesake of the Hays Student Center on the Northeastern campus – and a Sterling, Colo. native, and has always had a relationship with Highway 14.  He and his family have taken many trips down this highway, traveling to Greeley, Poudre Canyon, Fort Collins and beyond. Over the past 30 years, Hays has noticed more and more changes every time he has visited the area. He has taken his craft and passion for black-and-white photography to demonstrate what Highway 14 possesses, from agriculture and high plains to steep mountain canyons through ranching country expanding for miles.

“After 40 years of photography, I still photograph with film,” stated Hays. “The tactile aspect, the constant excitement of watching your images come alive in the dark room has never dulled.”

Hays transforms his black-and-white photographs into metal works of art using palladium, a photographic-processing method first created in 1855 to preserve images, using this rare, lustrous silvery-white metal.

“The Road Less Traveled: Colorado’s State Highway 14” will run Sept. 17-Oct. 10, 2018. Scott Hays will also be giving an artist talk at the opening reception on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 6-7 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For additional information, visit scotthays.zenfolio.com or contact William.Ross@njc.edu.