Arts and Culture 2011

Amy Holtcamp



See the Carolinas through an insider’s eyes

Posted 8/6/2011 6:28:00 AM

What do the Carolinas look like to the people who call them home?

This summer you have a chance to find out by visiting The Carolinas, an exhibit of photography by Carolinians, taken in the Carolinas.

In its fourth year, this annual exhibit is the culmination of a community photography contest hosted by the Black Creek Arts Council and the Friends of Hartsville Memorial Library. In order to be eligible, the photographers need only to live or work in Darlington County and to have taken their photos in North or South Carolina.

The exhibit gives a unique peek into how Carolinians see their home. The photographs are as varied as the states’ citizens. Some are landscapes that celebrate the Carolina’s scenic vistas; others are portraits that honor the people who live here.

This year, a new category allows Carolinians to share their voyages far from home. The International Eye Category is only for photographs taken abroad. In fact, this year’s Best in Show award was presented to John Euton for a picture he took of a weathered door while on vacation in Puerto Rico.

Half of the more than 70 entries are currently on display at the Black Creek Arts Center; the others are being exhibited at the Hartsville Memorial Library. The exhibit will remain on display at both locations through August 26.

Admission to the Black Creek Arts Center is free and it is open Tuesday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 ?p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.