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George Pierce Park hosts photo exhibit of Israel

Staff Photo: Keith Farner A picture called "Dead Sea Resort" is part of a photo exhibit at George Pierce Park's Community Recreation Center.

Staff Photo: Keith Farner A picture called "Dead Sea Resort" is part of a photo exhibit at George Pierce Park's Community Recreation Center.

SUWANEE -- The work of a familiar photographer has returned to George Pierce Park's Community Recreation Center.

Lawrenceville resident Frank Sharp, who has traveled around the globe and photographed many of his destinations, has another assortment of photos on display in Suwanee. The exhibit, "Israel, the Holy Land," is made up of the best of about 4,800 pictures he took along with three hours of video during his trip there last year. The exhibit is on display through Nov. 28 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays.

The Community Recreation Center rotates new exhibits every four months, and Sharp, who is retired, has displayed photographs from several trips he takes with his wife, to places such as China, Italy, Spain and Turkey.

"The history and the people are what he tries to focus on and capture in his pictures," said recreation specialist Julia Tew. "Because the announcement was in the paper, we've had people come here just to see (the exhibit). A lot of people have never gotten to go to Jerusalum, so they definitely want to see the pictures."

Also on display is photography by A. Wendell Tudor, who shows his love of coastlines and landscapes, including pictures from places in Canada where he spent his youth, a news release said.