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Profile on Nona Short
By Dina Di Maio
Have you ever wanted to return to one of your favorite places and recapture
that moment for others to enjoy? Nona Short did. In a recent photography exhibit
at Artspace, Short and two other photographers, David Simonton and Chuck
Robertson, revisited places that they loved. For Simonton, it was northern New
Jersey; for Robertson, his father-in-law’s farm; and for Short, her home state of
“These photos show places we visited several times—places that were
important to us and what we were doing there,” Short says.
Part of Short’s work is a series of photos of small, country churches. She says
they are not the typical “rubber stamp” churches made of bricks. According to
Short, they have “line, shape, and relationship to form, and they are aesthetically
Short, who teaches photography and Latin at Meredith, has been taking
pictures since around 1965, when she bought her first camera at a junk shop for
two dollars. She learned how to use it herself
Since then, her work has been in over 125 shows, including solo shows. When
the Gaddy-Hamrick art gallery first opened, Short had a l6l-photo exhibit there.
While she enjoys displaying her work, she admits it is expensive. She says, “The
Gaddy-Hamrick show cost about three months salary. ” She notes that framing and
matting pictures is costly; for two pictures it costs about $125.
Because photography is an art, Short says that it does not have to be “pretty. ”
Photographers, she feels, do not look for “subjects of particular value but for
tones, textures, composition—like a drawing. ”
Short has won numerous awards for her photography. Recently, she was a
judge for Spectator’s 14th Annual Amateur Photography Contest. Short is cur
rently entering the 15th Annual NC Photographer’s Exhibit that will be at
Meredith and the art competition at the NC State Fair.
Breast Cancer Awareness
By Betsy Stewart
Do you like statistics? Here is one that might interest you: one out of nine
women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.
Although 80 percent of all breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50,
women of all ages should know how to do a breast self-examination, and they
should conduct an examination regularly.
Wliile breast cancer cannot be prevented, it can be detected at an early,
Women over the age of 40 should supplement their monthly self-examination
with an annual mammogram and a visit to their doctor, according to the National
Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO).
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, a time during which
NABCO hopes to educate all American women of both the risks they face and the
preventive measures they can take. NABCO estimates that 182,000 new cases of
female breast cancer will be diagnosed in 1995, and 46,000 women will die from
Don’t wait to learn how to do something that may save your life. The next time
you see your doctor, ask to be shown how to do a breast self-examination, and,
if you’re over the age of 40, schedule a mammogram.
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• Graduate and Professional School Expo
In cooperation with the Raleigh Colleges Consortium
Monday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
NCSU McKimmon Center
• How to Write Winning Graduate School Applications
Friday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.
Dr. Jean Jackson
Career Center, 2nd Cate Center
Maps Career Network Day
• Meredith Alumnae Preparing Students
The MAPS Career Network Day provides a forum to meet and
talk, in small group sessions, with professional Meredith alum
nae in a range of career fields. Don’t miss this chance to hear
advice you won’t find in a text book.
Thursday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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