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Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center Hosts Photography Competition and Exhibit

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girl with cameraThe Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center (GEHC) is excited to host the Shutter Sense and Non-Sense photography competition and exhibit. The impressive exhibit will be on display through March 9, 2013.

The competition includes 485 entries received from 16 public and private high schools in Gwinnett, as well as 74 entries from five middle schools. Categories range from landscapes to animals to portraiture.

Shutter Sense and Non-Sense is a photography exhibition that offers Gwinnett student photographers a unique opportunity to show their work in a professional venue. The first Shutter Sense exhibition in 2006 was the concept of Ren Hullender and his North Gwinnett National Art Honor Society students.

The name of the exhibit, “Shutter Sense and Non-Sense,”# reflects the playful, spontaneous nature of the photographic medium. This exhibit engages students in artistic dialogue with their peers of various demographics and backgrounds. Students see, first hand, the power of the photographic medium. Shutter Sense showcases a wide variety of techniques and perspectives that are taking place in our schools. This unique event helps to grow and sustain art programs in local schools.

“The GEHC is so excited to partner with Gwinnett County”s art teachers to host this unique exhibit and competition. The photographs are diverse, very interesting to study, and show that these young artists are truly talented,” said Jason West, director of programming and development.

Experiencing this exhibition is included in Center admission. GEHC members are admitted for free. Visit www.gwinnettEHC.org for more information.