Franklin arts council holds annual photo show

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 09:47 AM

The Franklin County Arts Council Photo Guild’s annual photography show opened Aug. 7 during the council’s bi-monthly art stroll in downtown in Franklinton.

The show was judged by Courtney Navy, a professional photographer for more than 10 years and previous owner of Always Autumn Studios in Raleigh.

Best in Show was awarded to Mary Katherine Powers for her photo “Irrigation.”

Jim Liestman won the blue ribbon in the black and white division with his photograph “Catskill Waterfall.” Margaret Hilpert took second place with “Great Falls,” and Pamela Andrejev won the third-place ribbon for “The Abyss.”

Norm Richardson won first place in the color division with “Tobacco Row and Bow.” Powers took second and third with “Dragonfly” and “Cucumber Harvest” respectively.

In addition to the photography show, the art stroll featured live music by Gregg Duffy and Sean Kudric on the patio of Johnny’s on Main. Also on the patio, arts council quilt team members were on hand to tell people how to become involved with the Quilt Trails of the Tar River, a Franklin County Arts Council public art project. Frugal’s Fun Center and Speedway and Amariah Calligraphy and Gift Shop participated in the stroll with specials to introduce their businesses to the public. The next stroll will take place Oct. 2.

Entries in the photography show will remain hanging at the Franklin County Arts Council Gallery at 22 S. Main St., Franklinton, through the month of August. The gallery is open Thursday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.