In Memorium: The Photographic Work of Jonathan Stowers was exhibited at the George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Art Gallery, South City Campus. "[Photography] was a true passion for [Stowers]. He showed his deepest emotions through his art," Kim Mazza, a friend of Stowers, said. "To understand his images was to understand him." Mazza, describes the content of his photographs as, "the wraps worn in his autobiographical images were a metaphor for protection. The interaction between his wrapped body and the landscape, expressed how isolated and misunderstood Jonathan felt." Terry Martin, the curator of the exhibit had these comments: "I hope this exhibit allows you to connect to Jonathan in your own way or to inspire you to go off on your own 'Photo safari' perhaps to explore your own personal journey." There is a scholarship foundation in Stowers' name.
Salt Lake Community College exhibit of antique radios. Radio has a long history and a strong influence in the American culture, but a lesser known fact is that radio began as a hobby. The first voices and music heard over the radio came from Reginald Fessenden in December 1906. He initially broadcasted to anyone who had a radio, which was a luxury at the time. Then came “The Golden Age of Radio,” circa 1930-1955. During this period, creators connected with their audiences through radio plays, advertisements, and music. Society started embracing this new medium as a mainstream form of entertainment. It was through these years of radio that listeners really developed a connection and rapport with broadcasters. Not only did audiences listen to the radio for news, but would look to the broadcasters for opinions, and generally they began to become household friends.
An antique TCA Victor tube television. The cathode-ray tube (CRT) is a vacuum tube that contains one or more electron guns and a phosphorescent screen, and is used to display images. It modulates, accelerates, and deflects electron beam(s) onto the screen to create images.
An Atwater-Kent Model No. 52. This 27-inch-tall, pressed steel, console radio was manufactured in 1928 and was painted clinkle brown. Because of its shape, size and construction it became known by customers (and later by collectros) as the "little campstove radio." It quickly became popular and other Atwater-Kent metal radios soon followed, including models 51, 53, 56 and 57. This model 52 is a console receiver that uses the same chassis as the table-top Model 42. Many of these all-metal sets were customized with elaborate paint schemes, some of which incorporated gold leaf. The metal cabinets were less expensive to make than wood. Metal also shielded the radio from interference and helped dissipate beat from the transformers that powered it from 110 volt house current. Atwater-Kent pioneered the metal cabinet but other manufacturers quickly adopted the idea and they became very popular by the late 1920s. Orinianl selling price was $117 without tubes. Exhibited at the George S. & Dolores Dore Eccles Art Gallery.
Interview with Kim Mazza (one of Stowers friends) or Terry Martin, the curator of the exhibit happening in the foreground. Located at the George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Art Gallery at South City Campus. Exhibit dedicated to a deceased Faculty member, Jonathan Stowers.
View of the camera man getting video about someone who knows and is familiar with Jonathan Stowers' photographic and academic work. Located in George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Art Gallery at South City Campus.