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Photo essay of Norcross on display at Welcome Center

NORCROSS -- Art lovers can get an idea of how Charles Harbin imagines Norcross with an exhibit of the city's resident photojournalist's work.

Harbin's photo essay, "Imagine Norcross" is on display at the Norcross Welcome Center until the end of October, along with a traveling exhibit on loan from Kennesaw State University, "The Tuskegee Airmen: The Segregated Skies of World War II."

Tixie Fowler, the city's downtown manager, said Harbin's work reflect a unique perspective on the town, including historic homes, people and events. The photos range from a beautiful landscape of Lillian Webb Park to chronicling the park's dedication to the former mayor, summer concert series, local car shows and downtown businesses.

"They are just beautiful pictures of things going on in the community," Fowler said. "He does everything from close-ups -- like at the car show, one of the paint jobs was so good it showed reflection of the sky -- as well as wider shots that show the park under moonlight."

The Tuskegee exhibit, she said, explores the history and heroism of the nation's first African-American pilots to fly in combat during World War II.

"The exhibit tells the exciting story of what drove these men to prove themselves in war, why they earned the Congressional Gold Medal and how their heroism impacted generations of Americans," a press release said.

For more information on the exhibits and schedules, call the Norcross Welcome Center at 678-421-2049.