From March 22nd to April 12th, the Greater Lake City Artists’ Guild and the Florence Regional Arts Alliance will partner to present The Great Harvest: Images of Tobacco Culture & Other Works by Benton Henry at the ArtFields Gallery in downtown Lake City. This dynamic exhibit, featuring local tobacco imagery and other fascinating photographs by Dillon County’s Benton Henry, will open with a reception on March 22nd from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Rusty and Suzanne Henderson, also known as Piano Road, will perform at the opening. There is no admission fee to the opening and everyone is invited to attend.
In addition to Henry’s fine art photography, signed copies of The Great Harvest: Remembering Tobacco Culture in the Pee Dee will be for sale. The Great Harvest (book) features Henry’s photographs and the writing of Dr. Eldred “Wink” Prince of Coastal Carolina University. The price of the book is $25.
Benton Henry’s fine art photography has appeared in over 400 magazines and books and the Latta-native has won numerous awards, including from the Gibbes Museum of Art, the University of Missouri, Professional Photographers of America and South Carolina Wildlife Magazine. Henry also travels throughout the Southeast as a commercial/industrial photographer.
The Great Harvest is Benton’s second exhibit featuring tobacco imagery. In 2009, Henry partnered with Bruce Douglas and Prince to produce Tobacco Barns of the Pee Dee, a traveling photography exhibit featuring iconic barn images from across eastern South Carolina.
Providing musical entertainment at the opening will be Darlington’s Rusty and Suzanne Henderson. Rusty has performed at numerous Songwriter’s Circles in the Pee Dee, as well as the Equinox Festival in Conway and Songwriters in the Round at Pawleys Island. His ballads placed him as one of the finalists in the inaugural Artsville Songwriters Competition this past Fall. As Piano Road, Rusty and daughter, Suzanne, perform music from a mix of Americana, folk, country, blues genre. Suzanne has been involved with the Young Singers of Darlington, performed as a soloist at the Florence Civic Center and is an active member of the Florence Little Theatre.
The exhibit will remain on display through April 12th. The ArtFields Gallery’s normal operating hours are 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday. The gallery is located at 110 East Main Street in downtown Lake City.
For more information about the exhibit or the Greater Lake City Artists’ Guild, contact Sandy Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Florence Regional Arts Alliance, contact Bruce Douglas at email@example.com.