SML Photo Club Exhibit
September 3rd – October 31st
Area residents have an ongoing venue for sharing and discussing their photography.
The SML Photo Club, an affiliate of the Smith Mountain Arts Council, is open to anyone who has an interest in photography. Photographers of all levels and skills can benefit from attending meetings. Novices learn from more experienced photographers; intermediate and advanced photographers share their knowledge and participate in creative monthly challenges. Their site on the SMAC website states that you can have any type of camera, a cell phone camera, or even no camera yet and still participate and learn.
The club meets on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Moneta/ SML Library with the exception of the next meeting which is set for Tuesday, September 3 due to the holiday. For each meeting members share photos to review and discuss. With this feedback, the photographers learn from one another, explore photography in a creative way, and instruct other members in new photography skills.
Three photos (seen above) that will be in the exhibition are Sunflowers #2 by Elaine Lee, Certified Lead-Free by Jean Wibbens, and Costa Rica by Brian Raub. These three photos represent the range of styles and subjects you’ll see in the exhibit. The photographers play with perspective and show a variety of viewpoints, from close up to long distance. Subject matters range from wildlife to landscape to still life. Many more photos of many different subjects will be on display.
Blue Ridge Potters Guild Exhibit
The Blue Ridge Potters Guild, established in 1996, will be holding its 20th Anniversary Show and Sale on October 25-27, 2019 at Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke, VA. Seventy-nine potters will be displaying and selling their work in the largest all-pottery show in Virginia. The show will open its doors on Friday evening from 6:30 until 9:00 PM with a reception by the artists. It will continue Saturday from 10 AM until 6 PM, and Sunday from 12 noon until 4 PM.
Demonstrations will be featured on Saturday and Sunday, and beautiful door prizes will be awarded throughout the weekend.
Thousands of one-of-a-kind, functional and sculptural art pieces of pottery will be for sale at all price levels. There is something for everyone, so make it a destination for unique holiday shopping.
Examples from several of the artists who will be at the show will be featured in our display cabinets for viewing during library hours.