In its upcoming art exhibit, Southern Missouri Arts Connection (SMAC) will be featuring the work of 14 area photographers in The Art of Photography. The exhibit will run from November 3-25 at the SMAC Art Center gallery on historic Downing Street in Hollister. The opening reception will be held in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk on Friday, November 3, from 6-9 p.m. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Attendees may view the exhibit, tour the private studios and enjoy complimentary refreshments. The Vintage Paris Coffee kiosk will also be on site.
“This is our first fine art photography show ever,” SMAC President Tenille Blair-Neff said, “And we are excited to be bringing to the community a new way to view photography as a powerful art medium with endless possibilities.” The images selected for this show range from classic to innovative techniques, and thought-provoking to obscure with hidden meaning subject matter.
In addition, each month during their exhibits, SMAC highlights one of the many local non-profit organizations that serves the area. This month SMAC is drawing attention to The Child Abuse Prevention and Elimination Foundation (CAPE),which assists child abuse survivors and their families in receiving therapeutic counseling by providing financial grants.
Southern Missouri Arts Connection (SMAC), a 501C3 non-profit local center of creativity, art education, innovation, and community partnership, strives to improve the quality of life in southern Missouri by connecting individuals with the arts, for the benefit of all.