Published on August 25, 2015 by William Nunnelley  
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The Samford University Art Gallery is presenting an exhibition in response to America’s post-9/11 conflicts created by members of the armed forces led by Sgt. Ron Kelsey of Fort Bliss, Texas. Entitled “Reflections of Generosity - Reflections of the Soul,” the show opened Aug. 24 and will be up until Sept. 29.

In addition, a portion of the show will be exhibited in Birmingham at Space One Eleven, 2409 Second Ave. N., in conjunction with art faculty member Larry Thompson’s THE INFANTTREE PROJECT.

An artist’s talk and reception with Kelsey and Thompson will be held in the Samford Art Gallery Thursday, Sept. 10, 4-6 p.m. The opening reception at Space One Eleven will be Friday, Sept. 11, 5:30-7 p.m.

A panel discussion with Kelsey and art faculty member Mary Ann Culotta will be held in the Art Gallery Sept. 11, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. A light lunch will be served.

The Samford Art Gallery, located in Swearingen Hall, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.