Charleston Camera Club members’ exhibit to be on display in library at South Charleston campus

An open-themed exhibit featuring the work of 12 members of the Charleston Camera Club will be on display beginning Friday, Aug. 23, in the library on the Marshall University South Charleston campus.

An opening reception is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the library.

The goal of the exhibit is to showcase the work of local photographers who might not ordinarily get the opportunity to show their work, according to Lisa Hechesky, a library associate on the South Charleston campus and one of the exhibitors. The exhibit will run through mid-December, she said.

The Charleston Camera Club is the state’s longest running photography club, with a diverse membership of varying experience and photographic interests.  Among the wide selection of photos featured are  nature and architectural photographs in addition to images from throughout West Virginia.  Camera Club members who will be represented range from a member who joined the club in the 1960s to a 15-year-old Capital High School student.

Photographers exhibiting are Cheryl Barnett, Jeremy Chapman, Bill Evans, Ron Gaskins, Amanda Haddox, Lisa Hechesky, Penny Johnson, Al Peery, Neci Pickens, Ernie Powell, Bill Woodrum and Andrew Yianne.

The exhibit can be viewed during the library’s hours, which are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Free parking is available on site.  Both the reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.