At its February meeting, Camden ART, an affiliate member of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County will host nationally known photographer Jerome De Perlinghi. The meeting will take place in the Bassett Gallery at the FAC Monday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend free of charge. Any guests who would like to join Camden ART may do so at this meeting for a discounted membership fee of $10. This will allow them to meet the membership requirement to exhibit their art in the upcoming exhibit scheduled for May
Jerome De Perlinghi was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1961. He currently resides in Wilson, N.C. and works mainly in the United States for European and American newspapers and magazines. His photographs have been published in Liberation, Le Monde, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Telerama. He is also a published author. Some of his work may be found in collections at the Library of Congress, The National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, The National Portrait Gallery in London UK, La Biblioteque Nationale de Paris, The Museum of Modern Art in New York and le Musee de la Photographie of Charleroi in Belgium. He has photographed such stars as Johnny Depp and Angelina Joile.
Currently, he is working on three new book projects: The Rust Belt Cities, a three-year reportage shot from Cleveland to Buffalo, from Duluth to Milwaukee; The Portraits, and a book on Chicago where he lived for more than 10 years. Jerome is the founder, organizer, and co-curator of the "Eyes on Main Street," a photographic festival in Wilson. His vision is to bring international attention and visitation through professional exhibitions and activities to historic downtown Wilson. "Eyes on Main Street" invites 100 professional and emerging photographers to interpret the theme of "Main Street" through their images. The resulting 100 photographs span the globe not only in subject matter but the origin of the photographer. The images are printed as large as five feet across and are presented on the outside of buildings along Wilson's main downtown thoroughfare making the exhibit accessible 24 hours a day to any resident or visitor. Regular docent-led tours and professional and community workshops accompany the exhibition and are available to the public free of charge.
Camden ART is a founding member and affiliate of the FAC and meets the first Monday of each month in the Bassett Gallery. For more information, please call Fletcher Bass, CART President at 609-0981. The Bassett Gallery is at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, 810 Lyttleton Street, Camden. Hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Fine Arts Center is a nonprofit 501c3 organization funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.