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Salina artist Dr. George Jerkovich will display his work in the Kansas Wesleyan Gallery beginning Thursday, October 3, as part of the 17th Annual Photography Invitational. The Invitational has featured many photographers, including last year’s exhibition by KWU student Irma Garcia.

"I have known George's work for years and am thrilled to finally have one of his series on display in our gallery,” said Lori Wright, Chair of Art & Design Department.

Dr. Jerkovich grew up in Lawrence, KS, and received his undergraduate and medical degree from the University of Kansas. His psychiatry residency was completed at Washington University.  Throughout his life, he has been fascinated with photography and has studied the subject extensively over the years, despite a busy medical schedule. The body of work was done at a workshop Dr. Jerkovich attended last year.

“I have studied independently and attend workshops for my photography,” said Jerkovich. He has exhibited extensively and is in numerous private and corporate collections.

“My motivations for creative work are not complex, tortured, or self-revelatory,” said Dr. Jerkovich. “When photographing, I am in the moment experiencing the here and now. It feels immediate.”            

A Gallery Talk will be held on Tuesday, October 15 at noon in The Gallery in Sams Hall of Fine Arts. At each Gallery Talk an informal discussion with the artist about their works is held and guests are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch if desired. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Work will be displayed in the lobby through Friday, November 1. To view Dr. Jerkovich’s works online, find him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GeorgeJerkovichPhotographs.

The Gallery is open to all ages and audiences, and hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. or by appointment on the weekends. For more information, contact Megan Berry at

785-827-5541 ext. 5124 or megan.berry@kwu.edu.