Gerhardt received his bachelor’s degree in anthropology/sociology and art history from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., and a master’s in photography from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University.
Gerhardt’s work has been in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Canada and Europe and appears in many private collections.
In the TTU exhibit, Gerhardt combines his degrees in anthropology and photography to create a photo series that documents the intersection between “Muslim” and “American.”
His exhibits are created to encourage a dialogue between Muslims and non-Muslims in America in an attempt to eliminate the idea of “them” and create a sense of “us.”
Gerhardt will host a talk and reception at the gallery at 4:30 p.m. March 6.
Gerhardt’s visit is sponsored by TTU’s Center Stage, which is made possible by the university’s general education fund. The event is free and open to the public.
The Derryberry Art Gallery is located in TTU’s Roaden University Center, 1000 N. Dixie Ave.