Tuesday, September 16, 2008

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Four Coweta Photographers Among the 47 Chosen for Slow Exposures (opening this weekend)


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September 16, 2008

 47 Photographers Included In Slow Exposures Exhibition Opening This Weekend


Four Cowetans Included:  Anne Berry, Paul Conlan, Gary Gruby, Daniel Piar

  Below is the final news release from the prestigious SlowExposures Photographic Exhibition of Rural South.  Cowetans continue to be well represented, which is getting harder to do each year as more and more photographers are making submissions from all over the country

SlowExposures 2008

 A Juried Exhibition Celebrating Photography of the Rural South


2008 Theme: The Rural South - Real and Imagined


September 19, 20 and 21September 26, 27 and 28, 2008

Concord, Pike County , Georgia


SlowExposures, the nationally recognized photography exhibition that faithfully captures the theme of the rural South's history and character, opens this Friday, September 19th, 2008 for two weekends in the picturesque town of Concord , Georgia.


More than 120 photographers from 14 states submitted over 600 photos for consideration.  From these, nationally recognized jurors chose 71 images from 47 artists through a "blind" selection process.  The photos capture the rich romance and sweeping vistas of South in color and black and white.


The show includes photographs by four Coweta County artists: Anne Berry and Paul Conlan of Newnan, Gary Gruby of Senoia, and Daniel Piar of Sharpsburg.


"This year's SlowExposures photographs have come of age.  Each image is a special look at our heritage with a fresh insight and new perspective," says Chris Curry, Director of the photography exhibit.  "We are very pleased with the artwork and think that the public that views these images will come away with a renewed vision of their birthright."


The sixth anniversary of this free photography showcase will be held in the historic 1887 R.F. Strickland Building, a late nineteenth century mercantile store listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Pike County, south of Atlanta.


Located just 40 minutes from Newnan, SlowExposures attracts thousands of visitors each year who visit bucolic Pike County to view and purchase original and innovative works from photographers from all over the United States .


SlowExposures is the annual fundraiser of Pike Historic Preservation and is dedicated to supporting the historical and cultural heritage of the rural south through contemporary photography.  All proceeds from the show and the dinner/dance go to the preservation of Pike County 's historic buildings and landscapes.


For more information, including a complete schedule of events, please visit www.slowexposures.org or contact Slow Exposures, PO Box 489 , Zebulon , GA , 30295 , (770) 567-2029.



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