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Experience photography in 5 Northeast Georgia cities
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Taking inspiration from a decade-long photography festival in Atlanta, now North Georgia gets exposed to some fine-art photography, too.

The second annual North Georgia Photography Experience brings photography exhibitions, lectures and interactive displays to four communities around North Georgia. There are photographs of war, North Georgia scenery and even you, too, if you participate.

All events are free and open to the public, and each location will have maps of all the locations.

The following events are part of the North Georgia Photography experience, running now through October.

Dahlonega

"Andrew Eccles: Photography"

Summary: New York photographer Andrew Eccles' pictures are remarkable for their precision of focus, in both exposure and printing. Although he is primarily a commercial photographer, he has photographed members of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for more than a decade and made it obvious that his ability to explore the dimensions of the human personality transcends the requirements of his day job.
When: Sept. 24-Oct. 22; gallery hours are 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 3-11 p.m. Sunday
Reception: 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 1, artist talk at 6:30 p.m.
Where: North Georgia College & State University's Bob Owens Art Gallery
More info: ajpozzi@ngcsu.edu, pdunlap@ngcsu.edu

"Views from Iraq:" Photographs by Jacob H. Smith

Summary: Army Reserve Sgt. Jacob Smith has served three tours in Iraq since 2002, in the capacity of combat documentation and production specialist. His experience as a combat photographer has given him opportunities to capture life as lived in a war zone - his photographs document daily activities not only of the military with which he serves but also of the citizens of Iraq. Smith, a native of the North Georgia area, attended North Georgia College & State University before beginning his service with the Army Reserve in 2001. He now lives in Knoxville, Tenn.
When: Sept. 21-Oct. 31
Where: North Georgia College & State University's Brooks Pennington Jr. Military Leadership Center
More info: 706-864-1796

Kids, Frame Your Parents!

Summary: Kids, are you tired of your parents taking countless photos of you? Would you like to turn the tables on them? Well, now's your chance. Bring your parents (along with any special props you might want to use), pose them and take their portrait, then take your favorite print home. A copy of these portraits will be on display at Lumpkin County Library during October. Preregistration is requested and drop-ins will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 3
Where: Lumpkin County Library, 342 Courthouse Hill, Dahlonega
More info: 706-864-3668

Push Pin Show

Summary: Drop off unframed prints either 4-by-6 or 8-by-10 in size for an opportunity for photographers of all ages and experience levels to exhibit their work and compete for awards.
When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 3 and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 4
Where: Dahlonega/Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce gazebo area, 13 S. Park St., Dahlonega
More info: info@kennisonphotography.com

Images by North Georgia Photographers

Summary: The work of Jack Anthony, Doug and Peggy King and Michael Cottrell
When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 5 and throughout the month of October
Reception: 1-3 p.m. Oct. 3
Where: Hummingbird Lane, 100 Public Square N, Dahlonega
More info: 706-864-5991

Sunday Model Project

Summary: An ongoing series of spontaneous photographic portrait themes that change each week. Visitors are invited to participate and check out a Web site a few days later where the photos will be available for download and purchase.
When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 4
Where: The Frog Hollow Company, Inside Hummingbird Lane Gallery
More info: cindy@thefroghollowcompany.com

Dawsonville

"Relics of North Georgia"

Summary: Dawson County Art Council's seventh annual photography show.
When: Oct. 2-Nov. 1: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Bowen Center for the Arts, 334 Ga. 9 N, Dawsonville
More info: 706-216-2787

"Reflection of Relics Remembered"

Summary: Photography show by the Dawson County Mentoring Program, which serves children ages 7 to 18.
When: Oct. 15-Nov. 10
Reception: 11 a.m. Oct. 31; refreshments provided
More info: 706-265-2240 or 706-265-1981

Kids, Frame Your Parents!

Summary: Kids, are you tired of your parents taking countless photos of you? Would you like to turn the tables on them? Well, now's your chance. Bring your parents (along with any special props you might want to use), pose them and take their portrait, then take your favorite print home. A copy of these portraits will be on display at Lumpkin County Library during October. Preregistration is requested and drop-ins will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 17
Where: Dawson County Library, 342 Allen St., Dawsonville
More info: 706-344-3690

Gainesville

Fall Photography Invitational

Summary: Exhibition highlighting work by Georgia artists, including Hewett Beasley, Fox Gradin, Jennifer Julian, Stan Susky and Brenau alumnus Lee Anne White
When: Through Oct. 10: Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville
More info: 770-536-2575

Collecting Fine Art Photography

Summary: Lecture by Tony Casadonte of Lumière Gallery of Atlanta, which specializes in museum-quality photography
When: 7 p.m. Sept. 23
Where: Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville

Photographer's Pot Luck

Summary: Any artist is welcome to this new tradition
When: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 6
Where: Quinlan Visual Arts Center
How much: $5 (members free)

Sautee

Hallway Gallery & Push Pin Photography Show

Summary: A fine art photography show, the Push Pin Photography Show in Gallery Too is for local photographers and open to all age groups on Sept. 25 and 26.
When: Sept. 25-Nov. 1: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday
Reception: 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 26
Where: Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee
More info: 706-878-3300

Jasper

"Italy: North to South"

Summary: Photographer Cindy Brown highlights images of Italy's art, architecture and food
When: Noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday or by appointment
Reception: 5-8 p.m. Sept. 12, mett the artist 4-7 p.m. Oct. 3 and 1-4 p.m. Oct. 4
Where: Sharptop Art Association, 68 Carroll Street, Jasper
More info: indigomountaininteriors@ellijay.com

"Flora and Fauna"

Summary: Photography exhibit by Pickens High School art students in two Jasper locations
When: Sept. 5-Oct. 5 (Community Bank of Pickens County) and Oct. 3-10 (Burnt Mountain Trading Company)
Where: Community Bank of Pickens County, 65 Cove Road, Jasper; Burnt Mountain Trading Company, 14 Mark Whitfield St., Jasper
More info: 706-253-9602 or cindybrown@pickens.k12.ga.us

"What in the World: A Quilt of Textured Images"

Summary: Retrospective exhibit features images of textures, both external and interior, from countries where photographer and journalist Lisa Schnellinger has lived, worked and traveled in the past 20 years. Visitors are invited to guess the identity and location of each image.
When: Oct. 1-Nov. 1: open business hours Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment
Where: Full Circle Solutions, 35 N. Main St, Jasper
Reception: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 3

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