Photography is Jazz with a Camera

09/14/2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT


  • Free


Coliseum Museum


This presentation draws parallels between camera work and jazz improvisation. Beyond that it suggests many ideas on composition and the creative process that are applicable to the work of any visual artist. It has been enjoyed by college students at Knox College, and by several other groups in Peoria & Galesburg.

Rich Ankeney has been making photographs for over fifty years and recently started painting again. He has exhibited widely, and his work has received numerous awards. Rich earned a BFA in painting and photography from Quincy University, a master’s degree in art education from Illinois State University, and a master’s degree in instructional technology from Western Illinois University. He completed over forty hours of coursework to achieve Apple Teacher Institute certification. Rich taught art and photography classes at Carl Sandburg College for over 25 years. In 2002 he received an Outstanding Alumni Award from the Art Department at Quincy University.