Local photography exhibition to start mid-November

Arts Alive will hold a photography exhibition this month to allow artists skilled with cameras to show off their work.

The annual event provides an avenue for photographers of all stripes to showcase their art in a free and visible setting from Nov. 15 to Dec. 13.

"It's a great opportunity to show work you're proud of," said Sue Kurfees, a co-chairwoman of Arts Alive's visual arts committee.

The event will be held in the exhibition area of the W. T. Robinson Sture G. Olsson Civic Auditorium and Fine Arts Center at West Point High School. Participants are encouraged to deliver their works by 9 a.m. on the event's first day, according to an Arts Alive news release.

All works should be in frames and ready to hang. The event is open to any resident of West Point and the surrounding counties, Kurfees said.

Participants are free to submit photographs of any genre or subject as long as its appropriate to be displayed in a school. The event isn't a competition and participants are able to display as many works as they want. On average, participants submit between two and five works, Kurfees said.

The event is timed to coincide with other programming at the venue, meaning the photographs will have a steady stream of fresh eyes on them throughout the exhibition's run. People interested in viewing the photographs for their own sake must obtain a visitor's pass from the school's front office.

People who would like to participate but can't deliver their work on Nov. 15 may call 804-843-3108 to arrange a drop off on the weekend prior to the event's first day, Kurfees said.

Jacobs can be reached by phone at 757-298-6007.

Want to go?

When: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Nov. 15 to Dec. 13.

Where: 2700 Mattaponi Ave., W. T. Robinson Sture G. Olsson Civic Auditorium and Fine Arts Center at West Point High School.

Cost: Free.

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