Digital photography exhibit opens at Leath Library

 

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

ROCKINGHAM — Betty McIntyre couldn’t contain her excitement.

Though looking at only one of her 10 photos entered in the Photography and Digital Medium exhibit inside the Calvin Little Room of the Thomas Leath Memorial Library in downtown Rockingham, the Cordova photographer was obviously looking at an image with a clear and deep connection.

It was a story she felt compelled to share.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Betty McIntyre and Jimmy McDonald, members of the Richmond County Photography Group, look over nearly four dozen exhibits during the second exhibit sponsored by The Friend of the Library at the Thomas Leath Memorial Library in Rockingham.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Betty McIntyre and Jimmy McDonald, members of the Richmond County Photography Group, look over nearly four dozen exhibits during the second exhibit sponsored by The Friend of the Library at the Thomas Leath Memorial Library in Rockingham.

“That’s my favorite place in the whole wide world,” McIntyre said while eyeing her exhibit called “In the Blue,” which features Cherry Grove Pier in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. against a deep blue sky.

The framed image was one of 43 exhibits entered by 11 local and regional photographers and artists for the second gallery exhibit, which opened with a friendly reception late Monday afternoon. The exhibit is sponsored by The Friends of the Leath Library. The two-hour reception offered light refreshments and live piano music played by Anne Thrower.

McIntyre said she snapped the photo in January during a solo excursion to the beach.

“That’s the best time to do pictures, all by myself,” McIntyre said. It’s like my therapy.”

McIntyre was one of several Richmond County Photography Group members to submit an entry. Other members of the group who offered one or more photos to display included Reginald W. Cason, Carolyn Ford and group leader Jimmy McDonald.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Tom MacCallum snapped this image of the now crumbling Great Falls Mill west of Rockingham.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Tom MacCallum snapped this image of the now crumbling Great Falls Mill west of Rockingham.

Lauren Andersen, of Charlotte, submitted 10 entries and Eric Knisley, of Raleigh, added four images to the gallery. Other photographers’ work on display includes Joyce Bramwell, Patricia Halligan, Mary Alice Long, Tom MacCallum and Peggy Rubenistein.

The show will run through June 5. Gallery hours are 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, and noon to 4 p.m. each Tuesday through Saturday.

A Youth Exhibit follows in June and July for the group’s third exhibit.  This show, featuring works by artists age 16 to 22, will accept entries at the Leath Library on June 8 from from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The opening reception to meet the artists  is Monday, June 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  The show closes on Aug. 28.

The final show of the 2015 season, featuring paintings, drawings, and mixed mediums, runs from an opening reception from Oct. 5 through Nov. 25.  Art works will be received from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28.  The ‘Meet the Artists’ reception is from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 5.

For more information, contact Peg Andersen at 910-895-6909 or Pat Halligan at 410-596-2770.

 

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

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