Thursday evening we finally got to open our doors for our first two exhibitions of the Fall semester. It was such a great turnout with lots of students, faculty, staff, and community members attending. They could split their time contemplating regional borders inside the gallery space with Turounet and Warpinski’s works and browsing Jason Middlebrook’s fantastic “Your General Store” in the converted shipping container in the parking lot of the gallery. Halfway through the opening, Turounet led the guests around the gallery to discuss his works on display and his experiences while making the works. This walk was really fascinating as we learned about the migrants and border patrols of the U.S./Mexico border and their experiences as explained by Turounet who spent ten years studying and photographing this region. For more information on Turounet, please visit his webpage here. Thank you to all who came out!