ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Photo Exhibit Will Honor Patrick Braxton-Andrew
The beautiful creations that will be on display during the town’s “Aprill Is For Arts” exhibition April 26-28 represent the heart and soul of the creators. But one exhibition will, in a poignant way, present the soul of an artist who can no longer be present to share his artistic vision with viewers.
The exhibition, titled “Búsqueme Siempre” (Look For Me Always), comprises travel photos by Patrick Braxton-Andrew, the 34-year-old Davidson native who was murdered in Mexico on October 28.
His friends and relatives will be displaying for sale 18 photo images by Patrick that he took during his life of extensive travel. The event will be held at Summit Coffee on April 27, with an opening reception from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Proceeds from sale of the photos will benefit the Team Summit Foundation, the Patrick Braxton-Andrew Memorial Fund for International Travel at Davidson College, and a memorial fund for Academia Digital de PBA at E2D.
Patrick was a Davidson College alumnus who settled in his hometown and became a popular personality. He was fluent in Spanish and taught the subject at Woodlawn School. He loved to travel and had taken many trips to Central and South America.
Mexican police investigators concluded that Patrick was slain in Chihuahua’s Copper Canyon region by drug traffickers he ran into during a hike. The authorities surmised that he might have been mistaken for a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent.
During the month between the time he went missing and his body was found, Davidson citizens demonstrated their hopes that he would be found alive by tying yellow ribbons around trees throughout the town.
Bill Giduz was the son who followed his father’s footsteps into journalism. He has been involved his entire life with news and photography in schools he attended and jobs he’s held. He believes now that he’s got a few good years left to devote to The News of Davidson.