GRAYSON, Ky. —The Grayson Gallery and Art Center (GGAC) will be bringing back the annual “ALL Photography Show & Sale” and hosting a free opening reception for artists and the public on Sept. 30, from 6-9 p.m.
More than 80 original photography pieces by 25 regional artists will be on display, with most being for sale at very affordable prices. Dan Click, director of the GGAC, said they have been saturated lately with photography works by artists.
“There have been photography works included in nearly every exhibit at the Grayson Gallery and we’ve held a photography-only show nearly every year,” Click said. “Recently, local photographer Janie Sturgill (Chairperson for The Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Funtoberfest event) asked the GGAC to present a photography-specific show during the month of October this year to coincide with that well-attended festival and to highlight area photographers’ work. It’s always a treat to see the diverse subject matter, many of which are of local landscapes, as well as the interesting choices currently available for printing photos.”
Cash awards at $50.00 each for Peoples Choice (by popular vote), Grayson Gallery Board Choice and the Brandon Click Artist Memorial Award will be given at a brief ceremony at approximately 7:30 p.m.
The opening reception, part of the monthly Final Fridays Art Walk, will feature Live music by “The Chuck Robertson Project” (Chuck Robertson and Kyle Martin Smith) an experimental Blues Grunge band. Per Robertson: “I’m always chasing horizons that have not yet been discovered on the music landscape with a rotating cast of musicians.” With an abstract belly dance of cultural influences, Chuck Robertson, a Fallsburg, Ky. native, was reared in such musical hives as Memphis,Tenn.; Charleston, S.C. and Seattle, Wash.
Refreshments will be provided by Delicious Dishes Catering.
The Gallery will be open again on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10am to 1pm for another look at the exhibit. That same afternoon, the GGAC will also be hosting the Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce members and visitors for a cake and ice cream reception shortly after 1 p.m., to honor the installation of a “time capsule” in Grayson City Park in celebration of the 65th Anniversary of that organization.
Additionally, coming up at GGAC will be the Oct.1 opening of the Gallery’s “Haunted Jail” project at 8 p.m. at the former Carter County Jail House located behind the County Courthouse on Main Street in Grayson. This second annual scary attraction will be open each Friday and Saturday night in October from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.; admission is $5 per person with proceeds to benefit the GGAC and area non-profits *A special $2 daylight tour for the kids will be on Oct. 8, during the Funtoberfest festivities.
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