Monthaven Mansion • August 16 to September 20
The Hendersonville Arts Council will present an exhibition of fine art photography by members of the Hendersonville Camera Club at the historic Monthaven Mansion beginning on August 16. Approximately 80 entries in six themed categories will be featured. Participating photographers are Michael Gustafson, Dale Tomlinson, Jim Jennings, Roy Shackelford, Paul Riewald, Susan Harrell, Emily Helms, Marie McDonald, Kathy Dvorak, Leslie Wilkes, Denise Gerkey, Sandy Broadrick, Alane Anno, and Rob Phillips.
Though the camera club has changed names, it has been in existence since the early 1980s and consists of amateurs, advanced amateurs, and professionals. Current president Emily Helms, who has been a member since 2005, explains, “The club has monthly meetings with speakers that show their work and share some of their techniques. We also schedule photography outings for members, and that is where we learn from each other. There is an abundance of online learning, books, and eBooks to learn the technical and artistic aspects of photography, but learning from a person standing next to you on a location is amazing!”
The exhibit’s opening reception will take place at Monthaven on Saturday, August 16, from 4 until 6 p.m., and the photographers will be on hand to talk about their images. The event is free, but proceeds from the sale of the work will benefit the Hendersonville Camera Club and Hendersonville Arts Council.
The exhibit will continue until September 20. Monthaven Mansion, home to the Hendersonville Arts Council, is located at 1010 Antebellum Circle in Hendersonville. For more information, visit www.hendersonvillearts.org and www.hendersonvillecameraclub.org.