Ashley Pannell of Troutville graduated from LBHS Class of 2005. She attended Virginia Western while she worked, got married and then transferred to Hollins University. “I love Hollins,” she said, “I’d like to thank my professors, the school and especially our artist in residence Beverly Raynor.” On April 30 she prepared her senior photography project for an exhibit due to open on May 8. Her husband Robert Pannell was on hand for any help required.
Her project is a specialized photography exhibit of 34 pieces in film black medium format( 2 and 1/4 inch negatives shot with a plastic lens camera in black and white in an art form called caustic inkjet wax that are mounted on wood blocks. They will be on sale for $75 each.
All of the photos were taken in either Roanoke or Botetourt County, she said. Her exhibit is titled, “Stillness” Each individual photo is also titled. She recently won a Community High School exhibit called “Exchange 81″ featuring three universities, Emory and Henry, Roanoke College and Hollins. Her photography pieces won “Best Contemporary Treatment of Classical Allusion.”
Pannell will graduate from Hollins on May 20 and continue to work at Richard Boyd Photography where she interned.