At left, Upper Iowa University alumnus and photographer Dano Grayson discusses his exhibit in the UIU Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery with visitor Carol Langerman-Aten of Fayette. At left, gallery-goers admire more of his photography.
FAYETTE, Iowa (October 15, 2013) – Upper Iowa University alumnus Dano Grayson opened his exhibit of photography at the UIU Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery during Homecoming week, showcasing his photographs that have been taken during journeys for the Amazon Aid Foundation, the University of Florida's Natural History Museum, and other organizations.
Grayson, who is only 26, is a 2010 graduate of UIU and -- among a growing list of other achievements -- has already been named the Amazon Aid Foundation's "Artist of the Month," was selected as the Florida museum's documentary host as he traveled through southern Peru and Bolivia via the Amazon, and helped discover a new species of frog in the west Ecuadorean rainforest.
Grayson, a native of Arizona, came to UIU to wrestle, dropped out of UIU for more than a year, but returned to complete his degree in biology. His student internships led to his photographic career.
Grayson's exhibit, "A Small Part of the Big World," will be showing at the UIU Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery in Edgar Fine Arts Hall on the Fayette campus through November 15. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to some 6,200 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.
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