Douglasville Celebrates Photography:
Recent Works by the Sweetwater Camera Club Members
Douglasville, Georgia – The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County celebrates one of the world’s fastest growing art forms – photography – with recent works by members of the Sweetwater Camera Club during the months of October and November. The free opening reception will be held on Thursday, October 4th from 6 until 8 pm at the Cultural Arts Council hosted by Junior League of Douglas County. Exhibiting more than 70 photographs by the group, the exhibit will remain on view through November 14th. Gallery admission, tours, and receptions are free. If you’re interested in a special gallery tour, please call the CAC to schedule an appointment – 770.949.2787.
Some of the photographers featured in this exhibit will be Janet Newton’s “Angel Trumpet” showcasing her unique style of photography. Randy Johnson’s breathtaking view of “Heavenly”. And another local photographer, Tawni Blamble‘s ,“Tequila Sunset” will astound all who see it. This exhibit is also featured in the “Atlanta Celebrated Photography” (ACP) festival guide. ACP hosts an annual, citywide photography festival in October: the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival. The festival includes a wide variety of exhibitions and multiple events around Atlanta and throughout the surrounding communities. The festival’s diverse offerings bring together professional and amateur photographers, general art enthusiasts, gallery owners, critics, and collectors. Executive director for the Cultural Arts Council, Emily Lightner stated, “We are thrilled to be a part of this year’s ACP festival and eager to help cultivate and enrich the art community.”
The Sweetwater Camera Club meets the second Thursday of each month. Doors open at 6:00 pm and meetings begin at 7:00 pm in Room 1 of the Douglasville Conference Center, 6700 Church Street, in downtown Douglasville. The purpose of SCC is to share and promote photography for enjoyment and recreation. This large enthusiastic group conducts monthly photo contests on different themes and presents expert photographers as guest speakers at each meeting. The Sweetwater Camera Club conducts several field trips per month and stages local and regional exhibitions throughout the year. The club presents a group show of recent works by its members every other year at the Cultural Arts Council and its individual members are often included in other exhibits throughout the year as well. This year’s show includes many deservedly well-established local photographers and also introduces fascinating pieces by newcomers to the community and the club. To learn more on this organization, please visit www.sweetwatercameraclub.org
The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County, located at 8652 Campbellton Street
in historic downtown Douglasville, Georgia, is open Mondays through Fridays, 9 am to 5 pm. For directions and more information, visit www.artsdouglas.org or contact the Cultural Arts Council at 770.949.2787.