Photographer to discuss art at Hudgens Center

Staff Photo: Jason Braverman<br> John Lawrence's photography is on display at the Hudgens Center for the Arts.

Staff Photo: Jason Braverman
John Lawrence's photography is on display at the Hudgens Center for the Arts.

DULUTH -- The Hudgens Center for the Arts is celebrating photography this October and November.

Today, the artist responsible for the more than 35 photographs on display in the Duluth arts center's latest exhibit will discuss his work during an informal gallery talk.

Works by John Lawrence include landscape photographs taken in Greece and Italy, as well as selections from Lawrence's Museology series, a collection of large prints of classical marble statues housed in museum in Greece, Italy and France, as well as pieces from his Vanitas series, which focuses on still life in both color and black and white.

Lawrence has been an art professor at LaGrange College for more than 30 years and has also served as director of the Lamar Dodd Art Center at the college since 1981, where he has established one of the largest college museum collections of 20th century photography in the Southeast.

The opening reception for the exhibit will begin at 6 p.m. today, followed by Lawrence's gallery talk, which is free to attend, at 7.

Also on display at the Hudgens Center is the sixth annual juried photography exhibit Shuttersense and Non-sense, a collection of photos taken by local high school and middle school students, as well as a companion collection of several photography-related objects on loan from the High Museum of Art's Education Department and from several private collection, including original daguerrotypes, a zoetrope, tintypes and a stereo viewer.

Works by John Lawrence and Shutter Sense and Non-sense, as well as the collection of photography-related objects, will be on display at the Hudgens through Nov. 13. For more information on these exhibits, call 770-623-6002 or visit www.thehudgens.org.