The Betts House is
pleased to announce its fall exhibit, Through
the Lens: Over-the-Rhine, Our Architectural Gem, on view September 2, 2014
through November 22, 2014. The exhibit will showcase works that focus on Over-the-Rhine
architecture by several photographers, including professional David Parks and a
student group, New Voices. Photographs
will include broad views and detailed images of the life and architecture of
David Parks’ photography will focus on the renovations taking place at the Jackson Brewery, also known as the Metal Blast Building, located at the end of Elm Street on the hillside. The building, built in 1862, has been re purposed many times in its lifetime, and the renovations currently taking place will return it to its original purpose as a brewery, preserving as much of the original structure and beauty as can be saved.
The New Voices students, thirteen Sycamore High School students and seven members of the Gospal City Mission Exodus program, ventured out into the rapidly changing neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine to explore sites of interest. Through the Lens contains a selection of images produced by each participant, along with excerpts of discussions inspired by the photographs. The Exodus program assists men recovering from substance dependency by using a faith based approach to recovery. The photographs were used as prompts for discussing participants’ views on the neighborhood, community relations, and the process of recovery from dependency.