Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Shutterbugs attend a reception in Zebulon

On November 16th, several members of the West Central Georgia Shutterbugs attended a reception honoring Brenda Fayard, who is a charter member of the club. Brenda is a highly skilled photographer who does far more than simply take pictures. She also teaches photography classes, curates shows, and hangs exhibits—among many other things. Some of her favorite photographs are on exhibit during November at A Novel Experience, located on the courthouse square in Zebulon. To inquire about upcoming events at the bookstore, hours of operation, or directions, please call 770.567.1103. Shown with Brenda (center) are (left to right): Johnnie Ann Gaskill, Harolyn Castleberry, Melba Brown, Fawne DeRosia, Suzie Axtell, and Malgorzata Florkowska. Photo by Gordon Brown.

Friday, November 9, 2007

West Central Georgia Shutterbugs to meet on Tuesday, Nov. 13

The West Central Georgia Shutterbugs will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Thomaston-Upson Arts Council (TUAC) Gallery in downtown Thomaston. Although much of this meeting will be devoted to business matters such as the election of officers, visitors are invited to attend and have input regarding future programs and activities and to enjoy learning about “How to Compose a Good Photograph.” Members and guests who have “Fall” photos are invited to bring two or three to show to the entire group.

The meeting will be an ideal time to drop off items for the Mistletoe Market, which TUAC is hosting again this year. Any artist or photographer who is a TUAC member is invited to bring items (no more than 25) to sell during the Mistletoe Market, which opens on Tuesday, November 20th, just in time for holiday shopping. The Mistletoe Market/Gift Shop will be open during TUAC’s regular business hours (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to Noon), as well as during the third annual Victorian Christmas Celebration that will be held on the square the evening of Thursday, Nov. 29.

The photography of Brenda Fayard, one of the charter members of Shutterbugs, is being featured this month in an exhibit at A Novel Experience, a bookstore located beside The Country Moose Restaurant on the courthouse square in Zebulon. The reception honoring Brenda will be held on Friday, November 16th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Shutterbugs are planning to attend not only to enjoy seeing the photographs but also to celebrate with Brenda over having a solo show, an honor afforded to only a few photographers.

Shutterbugs extend get well wishes to their current president, Dee DeLoatch, who is recovering from recent surgery at Duke University Hospital.

Shutterbugs Marcia Fisher (right) and Johnnie Ann Gaskill stand near their photographs that were among those chosen to be exhibited at the 2007 Arts Clayton Annual Juried Show and Competition, which was held during October at the Arts Clayton Gallery in Jonesboro. An independent jury panel, led by professional photographer, Jim Lewchuk, took special and detailed care in reviewing more than 125 entries submitted by 31 photographers. According to Karen Powers, Gallery Manager at Arts Clayton, “The jury was impressed by all of the entries and conveyed that it was very difficult to decide which works to include in the show.” Photo by Peggy Brooks.

Article by Johnnie Ann Gaskill.