3 men and a camera

Published 10:54 pm Friday, September 12, 2008

Photography has become a passion for three Andalusia residents and Covington County is invited to share their celebration of sight during an open house tomorrow afternoon.

The Lower Alabama Arts Council will host “Three Men and a Camera” throughout the month of September to kick off its fall schedule of events. The photography exhibit will feature pieces by Dr. Angelo Agro, John Taylor and Dr. David McKowen.

“Photography has been an interest for many years but I have seriously pursued the art form in the past eight years,” Taylor said. “I enjoy photographing wild animals and insects so that people can see them in a way that may otherwise not be possible. I also really enjoy photographing people in the area. It’s a great feeling when I photograph a family, children or event and the families like it enough to want me to do it again or one of their friends who saw the pictures wants to invest the time for me to photograph them or their family.”

The show features more than 40 full color pieces, including colorful underwater images, lush close-ups of the local wildlife, and whimsical snapshots of Italy.

“The photos inspire a ‘how did they get that shot’ reaction, and the results are eye candy,” LAAC secretary Amy Henderson said. “LAAC is proud to present work from Andalusia residents, and this show is in keeping with our dedication to encourage the arts in our community.”

A reception will be held Sun., Sept. 14, from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., at the LAAC Art Center located at 513A East 3 Notch Street in Andalusia.

“There is no charge for gallery admission and we encourage the public to take a few moments to stop by and see the show,” Henderson said.

Other events scheduled at the LAAC Arts Center this fall include:

John Hogarth will hold a stained glass workshop Sat., Sept. 20, and Sun., Sept. 21, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The workshop is $170 and space is limited. Call 222-3205 for more information.

“The Mighty Pen” political cartoon exhibit, running through the month of October, features the work of Charles Asay, a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist, and retired editorial cartoonist and Andalusia native Charles Brooks.