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Photograph by Marty Harris on display until July
During the months of June and July, the Lucas Mansion Gallery at the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center will present the work of Marty Harris in his new photography exhibition, “The Journey Continues”.
Located on the second floor of the central Lucas Mansion, 316 Hiddenite Church Road, the gallery is free to visit Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Marty Harris’ interest in photography began with a school trip in grade five and a $ 5 Kodak camera bought at a drugstore. Although he no longer makes a living as a photographer, photography remains his passion and he puts his whole heart into it, finding beauty where others cannot. He is drawn to a bare tree in winter, a boat on the rocks at low tide, or a barn weathered by sun, rain and weather.
After graduating from South Iredell High School, Harris continued his education at Mitchell Community College. He worked as a photographer with the Statesville Record & Landmark until he left that position to start “The Walk” across North Carolina. “The Walk” ended in May 1991 with the publication of Harris’ photographs of North Carolina landscapes in his book “What the Road Passes By”.
Harris has participated in the Centre’s annual regional artist exhibition / competition, and presents and sells his work at festivals, including Hiddenite Celebration of the ARTS. “What the Road Passes By” can be purchased from the Hiddenite Center gift shop.