White. Is it a color? The dictionary describes white as the color of light containing all of the wavelengths of the visible spectrum without absorbtion. For painters, since white can not be created from other colors, most consider it the absence of color. Already we have a difference of opinion.
White was also the first color used by pre-historic artists. Their drawings were created from chalk made from calcite and lime.
Each year the Photography Club of Beaufort assigns members a year-long photo project. This year, in honor of those first artists, the subject chosen was WHITE. Members spent the past 11 months digitally capturing all that was WHITE around us from birds to brides, from wine and cheese to marshmallows, flowers and glaciers, to tombstones and lace . The possibilities were endless.
Images were projected at the November meeting of the club and 40 images were chosen to be exhibited at the club’s annual December exhibit at the Beaufort Branch Library. Framed photos will be on display and offered for sale, in the library’s second floor gallery from December 7 to January 16.
Opening reception is during the Night on the Town, December 7 from 5 to 7pm. The public is invited. Free.
The exhibit is open during Library “Business office” hours: Monday and Wednesday, 10 to 5; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 1 to 5. Closed weekends.