Friday, March 26, 2010

Nature Undisturbed Photo Exhibition at Dogwood Gallery, April 9 - 25

Winners Announced at Opening Reception on April 16 

Nature Undisturbed 2010 juried photography exhibit scheduled at Dogwood Gallery for April. The schedule of events for the second annual nature-themed photography show is set. In 2009 the inaugural show drew nearly 200 photographs from 43 photographers. This time the show attracted much more attention in Georgia and nationally. Over 300 photos were submitted by 75 photographers representing 10 states including two west coast entrants. Of these entries, 61 photos by 49 photographers from 8 states, including Georgia, were selected for 2010. Fayette County photographers represented total 14 and there are 7 photographers from Coweta. Twenty-one other Georgia photographers have work in the show. Photography in this collection ranges from brilliant landscapes, awesome macro shots and artistic abstracts showcasing the beauty of the natural world.

Nature Undisturbed will hang at Dogwood Gallery in Tyrone from April 9 through April 25. Opening reception for this event is Friday April 16 at 6pm. “We are expecting a packed gallery, more than last year,” said Greg Blair, co-director of the show and owner of Dogwood Gallery. Saturday April 17 at 6pm begins with a wine tasting event followed by a talk by Susan Todd-Raque, one of the founders of Atlanta Celebrates Photography and an art consultant specializing in 20th century photography. On April 22, at 7pm, juror Lucinda Bunnen speaks about her choices for the winning photos. Saturday April 24 is Family Day at the show. Southern Conservation Trust will be on hand to talk about their group, have some creatures, and fun for the whole family. Closing day, April 25 at 2pm Kathryn Kolb, director of the new Serenbe Photography Center will present “The Beauty of Trees.”

Nature Undisturbed is a celebration of the natural world. The show brings together a diverse collection of photography showcasing the wonders of nature that many don’t take the time to see. It is the hope of the show creators that after viewing the photography, you are inspired to get out on the not-so-beaten path. Perhaps you happen to take along a camera to capture the light through the leaves and continue to enjoy that day each time you view the photo. This is the show that brings the outside in for all to enjoy. Come, see the show and look through our windows on the world around us.

Donna Rosser, director of the show, said “We had more entries from the local Trust properties this time. That tells me that the event is raising awareness in our community and in Georgia about Southern Conservation Trust and the work that they do.”
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