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April 2013

Caldwell Arts Council & Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir, NC, Feature Works by Lonnie Shull

The Caldwell Arts Council’s Art-in-Healing Gallery at Caldwell Memorial Hospital will feature photography by Lenoir native - now Utah resident Lonnie Shull and Land Shape Photography, on view from Apr. 1 through June 28, 2013.

Shull says, “When I capture an image, I am simply sharing a glimpse of the world that I have been lucky enough to witness firsthand. To me there is nothing more amazing than the exact moment the sun cracks the horizon and those long rays of light spill across the landscape. Or the converse, when the sun goes to bed, and the last rays of the day creep ever upwards into the heavens. Moments like these are why I have always sought out nature and beautiful landscapes for my own solace.”

“I often say that the world is the real artist and does all the hard work, all I have to do is show up and capture it. Regardless if I get a shot or not, on those mornings when I wake up early, crawl out of bed, stand around groggy in the cold, waiting on “the moment”, it’s worth it. It’s worth it because I get to see things that 99.99% of people never get to see. Sometimes, I’m lucky enough to capture an image that allows me share that moment with others.”

“Born in Charleston, SC, but raised in Lenoir, NC, I have always had a love and passion for the natural world. These fascinations sparked my interest in and ultimately lead to my formal training as a biologist, earning a BS from the Citadel, and a MS from Appalachian State University. My love of nature and its mysteries has translated into my love of photography. My photography is an attempt to share the beauty of the world around us with others using unique compositions and natural light. I have often said that there is beauty everywhere in the world; people just have to see it. My job is to help people open their eyes.”

“I have been a photographer for over 30 years, but with no formal training,” says Shull, adding, “I received my first SLR when I was a teenager, and had my own black and white dark room until I enrolled at the Citadel. While I loved wet photography, the world of digital photography has rekindled my interest in the craft, and the technological advancements have given my medium endless new possibilities.”

The Caldwell Arts Council’s Art-in-Healing Gallery is located inside the Mulberry Street entrance to Caldwell Memorial Hospital, and is open 7am-8pm daily.

This project was supported by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings 828/754-2486 or visit (www.caldwellarts.com).

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