If you're going
• What: "Through the Lens: Reflections of the Appalachian Foothills" photography show
• When: 1 to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
• Where: The Brannon-Heard House, 111 Pilgrim Mill Road
• Admission: Free, but photos and prints will be for sale
• Contact: www.SawneeArt.org/throughthelens
Rushing waterfalls, trees in autumn splendor, aging barns and other sights from Appalachia will fill a downtown Cumming venue this weekend.
"Through the Lens: Reflections of the Appalachian Foothills," a juried exhibit and sale of fine art photography, will be held Oct. 22-24 at the historic Brannon-Heard House.
"We really want to encourage people thinking about taking up photography," said Janet Winter, one of the organizers of the event. "We want to encourage them and plant a seed for them to dive into something they've never tried before."
Presented by the Sawnee Artists Association and Atlanta Celebrates Photography, the show will feature about 65 photos by 40 artists, Winter said.
"The majority [of the photographers] are from Cumming or Dawsonville or Gainesville," she said. "But we do have some from as far away as Macon, Chattanooga and Barnesville."
Winter said the show will offer a variety of both color and black-and-white photographs, each a unique impression of the Appalachian foothills.
"Each artist has their own interpretation of what they think the theme means," she said.
The event is free, but all photographs will be for sale. Many artists, Winter said, will also offer prints of their photos.
Winning photographs will be denoted by ribbons, which will be presented during an artists' reception prior to the show's opening.
Linda Heard, director of the Brannon-Heard House, said the event will be the first photography show held at a city of Cumming venue, though the Sawnee Artists Association has presented other "successful art shows at Brannon-Heard House since its restoration."
"We are confident that the photography show will enjoy the same success, both because of its connection with SAA and its uniqueness," Heard said.
"This [show] in my opinion is acknowledging art that exists in reality, rather than recreating or adding to it."