Many of us enjoy documenting life’s experiences with a camera, whether it is with our cell phone or a more advance set of lens. But many of us might forget that photography is a form of art. The artist has to consider the subject matter, composition, and now, with so much new technology, photography is similar to painting.
Well, many photographs have a story to tell and it is up to the artist to give us their point of view. The Edgecombe County Cultural Arts Council is fortunate to provide patrons with a wealth of storytelling through photography with its new exhibit, “ A Camera’s Story.”
The exhibit features the works of Robert Cassanova, Gerald Lange and Demetrious Noble with Julian Hibbard, and each artist brings a unique view of our world.
Cassanova’s work features a sampling of series he has been working on over the past few years. His artwork depicts striking black and white images of architecture, landscapes, and still images while predominantly focusing on rustic life, places of worship, coastal areas, majestic mountains, patterns in nature, flow of light and form and more.
Cassanova is a semi-retired aerospace engineer and has over 50 years of experience as a photographer. He has a deep appreciation and passion for photography and integrates the visualization process for science and art into his lectures as well. The process of development of his images is a complex technique because it involves both the creation of black and white images on gelatin silver paper in a conventional, wet chemical darkroom and also uses digitally scanned images to print to archival, pigmented ink. The end result is a series of beautiful, timeless images.
Lange began working professionally in photography before graduate school. He received his MFA from Tulane University and currently teaches at Barton College. As a photographer, he can draw from his rich experiences in areas of sculpture and drawing when thinking outside the box. He enjoys working in whatever media he sees fit for a particular project. He works in both traditional and digital forms of photography. His series of images in the exhibit are reminiscent subject matter of buildings such as old gas stations, old barns, old billboards etc. that have a story to tell.
Noble is both a professional photographer and self-taught artist. He graduated from Georgia’s Dekalb Technical College with a degree in visual communications and design. He developed a love of photography and through the lens of a camera, found a voice. Hungry for the experience of learning from other great photographers, he was fortunate to work with artists such as Joyce Tenneson, Diego Zitelli, and Julian Hibbard before moving to New York and shooting for magazines, designers, and companies. In this particular show, Noble has partnered with Hibbard to create a series of prints. Images of vintage aircraft are featured. The rich texture of the aircraft in flight is reminiscent to the images of old war footage.
Each exhibitor gives us a look at a variety of techniques in photography.
The exhibit is on display in the gallery at the Blount Bridgers House through Satruday, April 21. Additionally, there will be a reception from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 22.
The Blount Bridgers House is located at 130 Bridgers St. in Tarboro. The gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday, 10-4:00 For more information, call 823-4159.
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The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will offer two special outdoor skills sessions for women in September through its Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program. (BOW) Registration is open to women ages 18 and older, on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a fee to cover costs of materials and accommodations. Partial scholarships are available.
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The Tar Rivers Players final production of the season, The Sound of Music, opens tonight at 8 in Keihin Auditorium. In all, the 27-member cast will present a total of six performances in the directorial debut of James Guy.
Performances will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 22-23 and June 29-30, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 24 and July 1.
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The Kickin Grass Band, a Raleigh-based bluegrass group, will play at Saint Anne’s Chapel on Saturday, June 9.
Ten years in the making, the Kickin Grass Band has made its mark on the roots music scene with strong voices and original songs that reflect the depth and breadth of the human experience.
Country Music Showcase and Variety Show
Cassie Dunn of Macclesfield, will be performing during the pre-show and the regular show at the Country Music Showcase and Variety Show at the Paul A. Johnson Auditorium, at Johnson Community College in Smithfield Friday June 15 and Saturday June 16.
Tar River Children’s Choir celebrates 20 years tonight
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Tarboro native ‘Cooter’ in Selma tonight
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NC Boys Choir coming to Tarboro May 11
The North Carolina Boys Choir, one of the relatively few existing boys choirs in the country, will perform in Clark Hall at Calvary Episcopal Church at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Admission is free.
Former Tarboro resident to be featured at Greenville gallery
Chip Hemingway grew up in Tarboro.
It is, he says, the place where his father, Dr. George C. Hemingway, shared his love of the outdoors with him and where so many of his values were established.
“It was a great place to grow up,” he said, noting that his father and mother, Lynn, have only been gone for about two months after relocating to Wilmington.
‘Our Town’ opens in McIntyre tonight
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ECC drama class sets shows tonight, Saturday
Edgecombe Community College’s (ECC) drama classes will perform two plays geared to engage, entice and entertain the entire community tonight and Saturday morning.
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