Dordt faculty member displays photography exhibit

Fictorie shares "The Lord Rejoices in His Works"

Good Morning Sun

“The Lord Rejoices in His Works,” a photography-based exhibit by Carl Fictorie, Dordt University chemistry professor, will be open to the public from September 25 to October 25. The show will be held in the Dordt University Art Gallery located in the Campus Center, and will include an opening reception on Thursday, September 26 from 7-8:30 p.m. The reception will include refreshments and a gallery talk.

Although Fictorie’s main discipline is chemistry, he is no stranger to the world of photography. He started taking photos as a hobby in high school, and worked for the Signet, Dordt’s yearbook, when he was a student in the late eighties. As the world of photography grew more digital, Fictorie started to spend less time on this pastime.

Something changed when the Fictorie family moved into their current home. The Dordt prairie was located right in their backyard, providing a beautiful view. Fictorie missed his old hobby, and given its proximity, the prairie seemed like a logical subject choice.

Fictorie notes that there is a spiritual element to his photography as well. As stewards of creation, we should understand where we live and acknowledge how God created it. Fictorie said that the prairie is a living testimony to the rejoicing spirit of the Lord. Fictorie’s gallery exhibit took five years to create.

The community is welcome to visit Dordt’s free art exhibit, which is open every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.