Local art exhibit on display in celebration of Gwinnett Bicentennial

A still photograph of Freeman’s Mill that will be on display during the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center and the Georgia Nature Photographers Association exhibit is pictured above. (Special Photo)

As part of Gwinnett County’s Bicentennial celebration, the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center and the Georgia Nature Photographers Association are hosting an amateur photography exhibit spotlighting local nature scenes with historical significance.

The exhibit features more than 90 works by amateur and student photographers and will be on display until Aug. 11 at GEHC, located at 2020 Clean Water Drive in Buford.

The exhibit is titled “Native Wildlife, Native Flora, Landscapes, Historic Structures and Cultural Imagery.”

“We are excited to partner with the GNPA and display these wonderful photographs,” GEHC Program Coordinator Cammie Fulmer said. “The exhibit connects to Gwinnett’s Bicentennial as it highlights the natural resources, environmental landscapes and historic buildings that have influenced the community and region throughout its history.”

The exhibit is divided into five categories — native wildlife, native flora, landscapes, historic structures and cultural imagery. Visitors can select their favorite photograph by voting for a People’s Choice Award after viewing the exhibition. Awards will be presented at a special reception Aug. 4.

In conjunction with the exhibit, an introduction to nature photography class will be offered June 23 and July 28 at the GEHC. The introduction sessions are free to the public and last from 1 to 3 p.m.

Topics covered in the class will include quick tips, camera selection, editing software, and information on the GNPA as well as a question and answer session with organization members.

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