Feature Articles

June 2013

Black Creek Arts Council & Hartsville Memorial Library in Hartsville, SC, Offer Annual Photography Exhibition

The Black Creek Arts Council and the Friends of Hartsville Memorial Library in Hartsville, SC, with help from the Darlington County Photography Club, will be hosting the 6th Annual Carolinas Photography Exhibit, their annual community photography contest and exhibit, on view from June 6 through July 26, 2013. An opening reception and gallery crawl will be held on June 6, from 5:30-7:30pm.

“One of the great aspects of this event is the exhibition of the community’s photographers. Also working with Hartsville Memorial Library and its staff is a great example of the areas organizations working together to bring unique arts-related shows and programming to the area,” said Allison Pederson, Executive Director of Black Creek Arts Council.

Categories include:

Anything Goes - If your photograph is abstract or digitally manipulated…there are no limits; Carolinas - If you have taken a photo in the Carolinas (any size); New To Photography - If you are a new to photography, never participated in Carolinas or it’s your first time exhibiting; and Photographers 18 and Under - If you are 18 years of age or younger.

All photographs will be considered for Best of Show as well as entered into one of the categories listed above, photographers choose their category. There will be one (1) winner and two (2) honorable mentions for each of the categories and one (1) People’s Choice for each location. All winners will receive a ribbon.

The winner of Best Of Show will be used for the poster and all promotion for the following year’s Carolinas exhibit.

The mission of Black Creek Arts Council is to promote and foster the Arts in Darlington County. BCAC’s offices are housed in a state of the art 10,000 square foot facility on West College Avenue in Hartsville. BCAC offers a variety of programs including art classes of all styles, after-school activities, pre-school aged programs, private music lessons, and various types of gallery exhibits. BCAC also offers assistance with arts management, funding, education, and program coordination to arts and cultural organizations in Darlington County.

The purpose of the Friends of Hartsville Memorial Library is to lead in the development of programs for the extension and improvement of the library services and resources; to encourage community support for the necessary development of the library to the end that it may serve adequately the needs of the population of Hartsville. Currently, the Hartsville library is the crown jewel of branches in the county library system with its 20,000 square feet facility offering books, magazines, audio books, DVDs, computers, children’s, teen and adult programming, and meeting rooms.

Darlington County Photography Club (DCPC) is a club whose focus is on fellowship between photographers of all levels in the Darlington County and surrounding areas. We meet monthly to discuss certain skills, techniques and philosophies. Beginning photographers learn from advanced and professional photographers and advanced photographers get the opportunity to hone their skills by discussion with other like-minded people. If you are interested in joining the DCPC, please contact Black Creek Arts Council.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Arts Center at 843/332-6234 or the Library at 843/332-5155.

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