Monday, July 6, 2009

The Carolinas II: Opening Reception & Gallery Crawl

Will Mary-Margaret Porter defend her title? Who will win this year’s People’s Choice? Who is Darlington County’s top young photographer? Those are the questions that will be answered at the opening of The Carolinas II on Thursday night.

The Black Creek Arts Center and the Hartsville Memorial Library will be hosting a local photography exhibit and gallery crawl on July 9th from 5-8pm. Sponsored by Sonoco, this is the second annual photography contest hosted on College Avenue.

Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Each visitor will also get to vote for their favorite photo as the People’s Choice.

In addition to The Carolinas II, photos by Mendel Lyles will be on display in the Reese Page Classroom at the Arts Center. Last year, Lyles spent two weeks on safari in Tanzania.

The mission of Black Creek Arts Council is to promote and foster the Arts in Darlington County. BCAC’s offices are housed in a state of the art 10,000 square foot facility at 116 West College Avenue in Hartsville, SC. BCAC offers a variety of programs including art classes of all styles, after-school activities, pre-school aged programs, private music lessons, and various types of gallery exhibits. BCAC also offers assistance with arts management, funding, education, and program coordination to arts and cultural organizations in Darlington County.