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New exhibit spotlights King's photo department

December 24th, 2011 8:24 am by staff report

Artwork by the King College Photography Department will be featured in the Bristol Public Library’s Virgie R. Fleenor Gallery in January and February.

The first gallery exhibit of the new year is a compilation of works from the Spring 2011 King College Photography Project Lab.

“This course is a unique experience for our students,” said Tammy Mercure, a photography professor at King College. “Each semester a different focus or topic is chosen and then students from all levels of the program work together with their distinct and varying talents.”

During the Spring 2011 semester, Mercure and fellow professor Chris Stewart provided information about the Farm Security Administration, FSA to the students. The FSA was set up in 1935 by President Roosevelt as a part of his New Deal. The government hired a small, but influential group of photographers, including Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans, to photograph rural America and farmers and to “introduce America to Americans” through photographs.

Each student was assigned a theme to work on pertaining to Bristol, from business owners to cars and yards.

Students featured in the exhibition are John Wade Brasher, Josh Hutton, Lyndsey Keegan, Alyson Lawton, Joseph Maye, Chad Thompson, Clinton Warmoth and Samantha Woodin.

The display runs Jan. 3-Feb. 29 at the library, open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday; from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday.

For more information about the art gallery or any other library programs, call (276) 821-6148.

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