Galleries will host artist exhibitions

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The Kirby Cultural Arts Complex will host two exhibition openings for the month of August: The Kirby Gallery will present a show of photography by Barbara Blaisdell, and the Upper Gallery will exhibit a collection of student artwork from the Digital Effects and Animation Technology Program at Piedmont Community College.

Both shows will run through the month of August, and can be viewed during Kirby Gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday from 1-5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Blaisdell is a local fine art photographer, who has been photographing people and places for most of her life. No matter where she’s been or what she’s done, photography has always been her passion. Her photography continues to take her all over the world; she has traveled to China, Costa Rica, Iceland, Peru, Mexico, Italy, France, Namibia, Newfoundland and Alaska among many other places.

The Digital Effects and Animation Technology Program at Piedmont Community college prepares students for graphic design careers in electronic gaming, television, film and online media fields. This two-year program exposes students to growing developments in digital design through projects using MAYA and Adobe software, and helps students prepare their professional portfolios for transition into future careers. This show is curated by the program’s lead instructor, Paula L. Hindman, and demonstrates the creativity and variety of her students’ projects over several academic years.

For more information, call 336-597-1709 or visit the website at www.kirbytheater.com.

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