An exhibit of tourism artifacts and postcards, curated by learners in Dr. Kenyon Holder’s Museum Reports class is on screen this summer months at Troy University’s International Arts Middle.

The exhibit, “The All-Consuming Gaze: Tourist Sourvenirs and the Commodification of Journey,” showcases products from the John Pollard Cross Collection and the Wade Corridor Postcard Collection that are a portion of the Troy College Libraries archives. The exhibit will be on display screen right up until Aug. 24.

Learners in the class chosen a lot more than 50 cultural products from the Cross collection, researched the items and wrote abstracts to be displayed with the goods as a portion of the show. International postcards from the Hall collection have been picked to augment and highlight the cultural goods.

Dr. Holder claimed she was happy of the effort the students set into making the show and that she was grateful to Kelly Reeves of the Troy College Libraries and Greg Skaggs, Chair of the Office of Art and Design for their assistance of the challenge.  

“The learners worked incredibly tricky to produce an great tourism exhibit,” she said.

Pupils producing the show were: Kathryn Anderton, Brian Asselstine, Diana Avendano, Emma Couch, McKinzie Daniels, Noah Gold, Blake Greene, Peyton Lawrence, Laken Lee, Taylor Lovelace, Jennifer McCohnell, Brandon Rice, Michelle Rousseau, Shaelee Scarberry, McKenzie Teems, and Ophelia Walker.

Cross and Hall were equally TROY alumni who experienced professions in academia, had been considerable world vacationers and released authors.

Cross, who earned his bachelor’s degree in historical past from TROY and went on to take pleasure in a vocation in academic publishing, frequented each individual continent and more than 70 international locations. He wrote the books, “Just Go!,” “Todos Santos and Baja Mexico,” and “Costa Rica: The Pura Vida Country.” He died in 2021.

Dr. Corridor, who died in 2015, grew up in close proximity to Union Springs. Immediately after serving as a instructor in Opp and a stint in the U.S. Army, Corridor earned a master’s degree from the University of Alabama and a Ph.D. from the College of Illinois. He taught English at the University of Florida, Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine College. Troy College Libraries have made 4 touring exhibits from Dr. Hall’s large postcard collection, highlighting notable Alabama streets, federal government properties, tourism and armed forces services. The College annually recognizes a human being who has made considerable contributions to Southern heritage and tradition in history, literature or the arts with the Corridor-Waters Prize, which was endowed by Dr. Corridor as a memorial to his mother and father, Wade Corridor Sr. and Sarah Elizabeth Waters Corridor.

By AKDSEO