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  • Larry Oskin

    Larry Oskin

    FINE ARTS PHOTOGRAPHER

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    Larry Oskin studied graphic design, photography, journalism and fine art at the State University College of New York at Buffalo. Larry Oskin has exhibited his works in private galleries and public art museums as well as at art festivals inclusive of the world-famous Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY. Earlier in his career, Larry Oskin was also Director of Marketing for Circle Fine Art, which was respected as the world’s largest fine art publisher and private art gallery chain, where he provided marketing for Peter Max, Erté, Agam, Rockwell, Neiman, Mouley, Hoffman, Calder, Walt Disney Studios and many internationally respected artists. Larry Oskin launched Art Beautique, dedicated to celebrating inspirations of beauty. Larry Oskin notes, “My Art Beautique work is very stylized as abstract photo impressionism. I believe that photography remains one of our best artistic forms of creative media and visual expression. Through the fine art of photography, we are able to share what we can see, sense and feel, yet not touch!” The Art Beautique collection celebrates the beauty of women, glamour, nature, flowers, animals, cityscapes, world capitals, the Washington, DC monuments and Judaica art.

  • Michael R. Smith

    Michael R. Smith

    PROFESSOR OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES

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    Dr. Michael Ray Smith is professor of Communication Studies at Campbell University. In an independent search, journalismdegrees.org recognized Smith as one of “Top 50 journalism professors for 2012." The list was created using independent research with the sole purpose of being a resource. Also in 2012 Campbell University selected him from 216 professors for its first university-wide teaching excellence award. In 2001-2002 he was recognized as professor of the year.

    In 2011 World Journalism Institute, Manhattan, named him the John McCandlish Phillips Scholar. Philips was the internationally-known reporter for The New York Times in the 1960s. Smith earned a Ph.D. from Regent University and taught at state and private universities, at graduate and undergraduate schools and is a professor of communication studies at Campbell University.

    An award-winning journalist and photographer, he has been quoted in the New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today, The Arizona Republic, The Christian Science Monitor, The Louisville Courier-Journal, Editor & Publisher, Christianity Today, Writer’s Digest and many other periodicals. He has written five books, 12 journal articles and hundreds of articles for the popular press.