The Hinesville Area Arts Council is hosting “Sight,” a photography exhibit, for October.
The exhibit features the photography of HAAC Chairman Leah Poole and is sponsored by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Coastal Georgia and the Liberty County Health Department.
“October is a special month to me, not just because I was born in that month, but also because it’s Breast Cancer Awareness month,” Poole said, “and with my family history of breast cancer, it means a lot to me to celebrate the females in my life who have suffered or passed on due to this insidious cancer. So this exhibit is in their honor.”
Poole’s photography focuses on people and features her son, Gabe, and other friends and family members. She has also taken an interest in nature photography, and several examples of her work in this area are included in the exhibit. Poole has approximately 40 photographs on display.
“My grandfather gave me a Nikon camera when I was little, and I’ve been taking photos ever since,” she said. “This exhibit is a chance for me to put myself and my work out there. I’m grateful to be a part of the art community here in Liberty County.”
The exhibit opened Thursday, Oct. 9, with a free community reception and “Little Pink Dress Party.” Guests were encouraged to wear pink in honor of breast-cancer awareness month. The gallery walls and ceiling were adorned with pink fabric as a backdrop for the photos. Some of the food items reflected the theme as well, with cookies from Southern Sweets decorated with the pink breast-cancer awareness ribbon.
Dakota Woods and Wyatt Richey of the band Exit 76 played acoustic guitar as guests mingled and viewed the artwork.
The gallery is at 102 Commerce St. in downtown Hinesville. For more information, go to www.hinesvillearts.com or find the Hinesville Area Arts Council on Facebook.