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Bent Tree Shutterbugs on display soon at Sharptop


Photo Finish - Lynn Paul

    Photography: The art of freezing a moment in time, while time itself moves on and the moment disappears.
    Bent Tree Shutterbugs is pleased to hold its second photography show at Jasper’s Sharptop Arts Association, August 1-28. Approximately 20 photographers will participate, bringing their favorite photographs to share with the community.

    Friday, August 1, between 5-7:30 p.m., Sharptop Arts Center will be open for the public to enjoy meeting Shutterbug members and checking out their work on display. Lola Kitchen & Bar is providing dessert appetizers, with Lanier Capital Management – David Bales, and Bill Black, owner of Vacuums, Etc. of Woodstock underwriting this year’s exhibit and reception.
    Bent Tree Shutterbugs began in 2008, following a series of classes led by Bent Tree resident Maury Griffith. Griffith’s expertise and passion for this art form was embraced by those who attended the classes and resulted in a monthly meeting of camera enthusiasts. Since that time, the club has expanded its membership base and has become a vital part of the Bent Tree Community. 
    The monthly meetings continue, giving members a chance to share their photography and add to their camera skills. Each month a chosen theme offers an opportunity to show both technical and artistic talents in a Shootout. Winning entries are featured in the Bent Tree echo. 
    Shutterbugs are frequently called on to provide photo documentation for the many activities which occur within the Bent Tree community. Club members have provided photos for the echo, the Bent Tree websites, Bent Tree facilities and various Bent Tree marketing efforts. Youth Fest, a week-long event held every summer for the residents’ children and grandchildren, was captured in over 1100 photographs this year. These photos are made available for viewing by participants and residents on a private website.  One will likely see Shutterbugs’ cameras “capture the moment” at sporting events, concerts, and special events throughout the year.
    The annual Fall Exhibit, held in Bent Tree’s Club Tamarack, will feature over 100 photographs by Club members.
    Bent Tree Shutterbugs is now a member of the North Georgia Camera Club Council (NG3C), where they will join other photography buffs from North Georgia in a number of activities.  Several members also participate in the Cherokee and Roswell photography clubs. From the novice to the semi-professional, Bent Tree Shutterbugs has something for everyone who loves the art of photography.
    For more information about Bent Tree Shutterbugs, call Club President Wayne Collier at 678-591-9175.


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