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SUBJECT:  EXHIBIT OPENING – “Colors of Nature
 
FOR RELEASE: IMMEDIATELY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2005
 
DATE:  August 29, 2005
 
CONTACT:
Margaret Fischer
Texas Memorial Museum
512-471-1145
mfischer@mail.utexas.edu

Opening September 30, the Museum’s exhibit entitled “Colors of Nature” will feature brilliant color wildlife photos by photographers Greg Lasley and John Ingram.

GREG LASLEY
Greg Lasley divides his time between photographing wildlife and leading bird-watching trips over much of the western hemisphere for Victor Emanuel Nature Tours. Greg’s photos appear regularly in a variety of nature and wildlife-oriented books and magazines, notably Texas Highways Magazine, Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, American Birds, and Wildlife Conversation. Greg Lasley retired from the Austin Police Department in 1997 as a lieutenant, after 25 years in law enforcement. He and his wife, Cheryl Johnson, reside in Austin.

JOHN INGRAM
John Ingram’s recent work in digital photography combines his interest in nature and science.  John holds university degrees in Chemistry, Geophysics, and Aeronautical and Engineering Sciences.   He has worked as a professor of mathematical sciences at Rice University, and corporate vice president and chief technical officer of Schlumberger Limited.  Most recently, he has served on the external advisory boards of the School of Earth and Planetary Sciences at California Institute of Technology, the School of Computer Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, and the Center for Research in Parallel Computation at Rice University.  His photographs have been recently featured in exhibitions at Austin Bergstrom International Airport and he is working on a text about the use and future of digital photography in the study of nature.

Texas Memorial Museum is a non-profit organization that serves the public by preserving, studying and interpreting the natural science of Texas.

Regular museum hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. FREE ADMISSION.

For more information about museum events, visit TMM on the web at http://www.texasmemorialmuseum.org or call 512-471-1604.

 
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