New exhibits at the Aiken Center for the Arts will take visitors on a visual exploration of South Carolina, and capture the energy and essence of spring.

Artwork in the main gallery will explores both places and perspectives of artists from across the state. Titled, “The Places We Belong: South Carolina Explored,” the exhibit brings together artwork created by two groups of artists from around the state. 

The Upcountry Fiber Artists, a group of six textile artists from across the Upstate specialize in quilt-like artwork. These artists will share their Carolina experiences through an exhibition titled “Carolina Mountains to the Shore” in the main gallery.

The Carolinas have a beautiful and diverse landscape, abundant with natural resources. Whether in the Upcountry, central hills and plains, or Lowcountry, each region provides opportunities for recreation, exploration and geological inspiration. Yet the landscape also reveals moments from our history and helps tell the

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Retirement took a bit of getting used for Ann Westling, who has found her post-career bliss as a volunteer and member of The Nevada County Camera Club. After taking a photography class from area professional David Wong in hopes of learning how to properly use a newly purchased digital camera, Wong introduced her to the club.

“He said I might gain some insight and additional information on how to take better photos so I started going to meetings and I was immediately enthralled with the friendliness of the people and how open they were to sharing information on how to improve my photography,” said Westling. She soon found herself an active member and volunteer.

A piece of her work is among some 40 photographs on display now through April 16 in the Granucci Gallery at the Center for the Arts located at 314 W. Main Street in Grass Valley. The

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TROY, Ala. (WTVY) – Troy University Assistant Professor of Photography Will Jacks is using his latest exhibit, “Absolute Rest,” as an opportunity to push the boundaries of what is generally thought of as traditional photography.

The exhibit is currently on display at the University’s International Arts Center, and a reception will be held on Thursday, March 3, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

“Will Jacks presents a beautiful collection of experimental art, challenging what we know about traditional photography and printmaking, blurring the lines between the two mediums in his exhibit ‘Absolute Rest’,” said Carrie Jaxon, Director, and Curator of the International Arts Center.

“We’re fortunate that he’s on campus and has willingly lent his time to visiting tours and classes – allowing visitors to interact with the artist makes for an enriched experience. His exhibit has provided art workshop inspiration for our IAC Junior Warriors program with our local 7th graders,

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