Monday, January 31, 2011

Brief Notices -- Hollis Bennett, Jimmy Williams

Hollis Bennett

Nashville-based photographer Hollis Bennett is the Photographer of the Month for February on One One Thousand,  the web-zine based in New Orleans. Hollis is one of the Southern Photographers We Watch Out For, and its great to see his work in this venue.

The work he is showing on One One Thousand is from his American Weekends portfolio, images made in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia that show how Southerners spend their weekends, from "state fairs and demolition derbies to days on the river," where some "seek rest, others seek oblivion, and all find it on the weekend."

Jimmy Williams

Raleigh photographer Jimmy Williams, one of the Southern Photographers We Admire, was showing work and winning prizes all over the country last year. This year he starts off with a show in his home town, at the Miriam Preston Block Art Gallery, located on the first and second floors of the Avery C. Upchurch Government Complex, 222 W. Hargett downtown Raleigh. Williams is showing here from his portfolio of jazz and blues musicians, well worth checking out if you are in Raleigh from February 3rd to March 28th, 2011.

The Block  Gallery is one of Raleigh's premier venues for art and is curated by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission.

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