Wiley Exhibits Her ‘Passages’

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Dr. Linda Wiley hopes her still photography will encourage people living in a fast paced world to slow down and become more reflective in their lives. About 36 of Wiley’s photos will be on display at the Walker Education Center Gallery Sept. 1-21 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and on Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The general public is invited to attend the exhibit for no admission charge and will be able to purchase the photos ranging up to $150.A wine and cheese reception will also be held at the Walker Education Center Gallery on Sept. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in honor of Wiley.”Some of the photos have been on display before, and I have received good feedback,” said Wiley. “The photos are not like journalistic photos but tend to go for a more pleasing and calming aspect.”The exhibit, called “passages”, will feature photos from Canada, Italy, New Mexico and Poland. None of the photos include people, landscapes or objects but depict stairways, paths and doorways.”The idea of just a passage, a metaphorical passage moving from one life phase to another, or one situation to another, has always been an intriguing subject for me,” said Wiley.Wiley began taking photos in the 1980s when she taught inmates at the Windham facility, a school system serving TDC. Photography was a personal antidote to escape the negative attitudes inside of the prison and find beauty in life, Wiley said. Wiley was born and raised in Bryan, Texas, and came to Sam Houston State University as an undergraduate where she majored in music. After she received her bachelors and masters in music from SHSU, she acquired her doctorates in adult education at Texas A&M.In addition to taking photographs, Wiley is a freelance flutist and published author of four books. Wiley also teaches flute at the Montgomery College and also teaches at the Conroe and Huntsville high schools.