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The Black Mountain Center for the Arts will exhibit the work of The Red House Photographers in the Arts Center’s Upper Gallery for a show that runs opens Friday, July 26 with an artist reception from 6 to 8 p.m. and runs through Aug. 30.

There will be additional photographic elements on display the night of artist reception as well as refreshments.

The Red House is home to the 52-year old Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League (SVFAL) and is located within walking distance of BMCA. Seven fine arts photographers, who are members of SVFAL, meet monthly to share images, critiques, tips and opportunities. The group's members have a wide range of experience levels and focus on subject matter from idyllic landscapes to dynamic street photography.

The seven talented and committed art photographers include David Hearne who imbues his photographic landscapes with a sense of light, color, and composition inspired by the Hudson River school of painters.

Nancy Hoopes’ semi-abstracted floral photographs are the product of experimentation with the camera and a deliberate moment-to-moment response to the world. Rhanna Nyman, professional mixed media artist, manipulates and combines her photographs to create quilt-like photo images.

Blair Waldick creates photographs with a strong sense of place. Bruce Nelson whose precise examination of natural and architectural forms results in photographs sculpted by rhythm and structure, and Dick Yarmy, an advertising director and cinematographer who has channeled his aptitude for sequential narratives into complex striking glimpses of the human experience.

The Black Mountain Center for the Arts is located at 225 W. State Street. The Upper Gallery is free to the public and open Monday through Friday 10 to 5 p.m. For more information call 669-0930 or visit BlackMountainArts.org.

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