University Relations

Venita Jenkins

OUR’s Venita Jenkins Headlines Photography Exhibition at the Upperman African American Cultural Center

An exhibit on display at the Upperman African American Cultural Center through Dec. 11 showcases the photography talent of Venita Jenkins, a content and communications specialist in the Office of University Relations. She captured the dynamic, colorful sunrises presented in “My Lord, What a Morning” along the coastline and waterways of New Hanover County. The exhibit serves as the introduction to the Upperman Center’s theme for the year, “A People by the Sea.” 

Jenkins, a passionate amateur photographer, hopes the exhibit encourages viewers to see each day through a lens of opportunity.

“Sunrises mark the beginning of a new day, and they symbolize the gift of new possibilities,” she said. “Yesterday may not have gone as you planned, but now you have a whole new day to try again.”

Jenkins donated her images to the Upperman Center for inclusion in a December auction. Proceeds will be used to support the center’s programming.

- Andrea Monroe Weaver