The work of four photographers will take the spotlight when Gallery 4463 in Acworth hosts a photography show in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography in October.
The work of four professional photographers, Hewett Beasley, Tom Kells, Bill Kettering and Leslie McCrary, will be featured along with an amateur Push Pin Competition that is open to the public.
According to a press release from Gallery 4463, the four photographers represent diverse techniques and subjects:
- Hewett Beasley has been interested in the creative process from an early age. His interest in photography started in the 60s when he found his grandfather's glass plate negatives and prints. He has worked to incorporate the creative process in all aspects of life and work and feels creativity is one of the most important forms of communication.
- Tom Kells has been behind a camera for more than 50 years. His associations in the commercial arena have brought him from the purists' arena to the mixed-media arena with his work on canvas. He uses both relief and paint to enhance base imagery and though a photographer, is now willing to call himself a mixed-media photographic artist. His preferred image size is 36"x24".
- Bill Kettering’s interest in photography covers a wide range of topics from nature landscapes to editorial to macro work, local subjects or travel related. Color and black-and-white hold equal interest for him, depending on the subject, as well as how he wishes the subject interpreted and reacted to by the viewer. His work tends to "straight" photography without the use of multiple images blended together in a composite but feels that is a subjective point of view of his and prefers to leave it up to the viewer as to whether they like it or not.
- Leslie Yardley McCrary has had a love of art and photography her whole life. She is thrilled to have discovered at this stage in her life that her art has come full circle and is once again a main focal point. With this renewed interest, she is discovering new styles and techniques, different approaches to expression and statement, and a new perspective and assessment in the things she sees and photographs. Her photo collections show an interest in texture and quality, hopefully revealing a fresh way of seeing ordinary objects.
The Push Pin Competition will consist of two categories, youth 16 and under and adult. Entry is free to all participants, however donations will be accepted to help defray the cost of prizes.
Entry requirements are:
- Maximum entries: 2 (8x10’s), 4 (5x7’s) or 6 (4x6’s) per person
- No matted photos will be accepted.
- Work must be appropriate for family viewing.
- Entries will be accepted Sept. 27 through Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. during gallery business hours. Awards will be announced Oct. 5 at 8:30 p.m. at the opening reception for the exhibit.
Gallery 4463 is located across the railroad tracks from Main Street at 4463 Cherokee St., Acworth. The building is available for event rental. For more information, call 770-485-8554 or visit www.gallery4463.com.