Photo Walk display set

Published 8:50 pm Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Shooting Star Gallery owner Brenda Wright adjusts a photo on the wall prior to Friday’s opening reception for the Suffolk Photo Walk exhibition. Ten amateur photographers participated in the walk in May.

See downtown through a whole new lens at the Shooting Star Gallery in the next week.

A selection of photos from the Suffolk Photo Walk that took place in the downtown area in May are on display at the gallery through Oct. 12. An opening reception will be held Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Ten amateur photographers participated in the walk, which was sponsored by Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church and Shooting Star Gallery. Awards, judged by local artist Larry LeMasters, will be given to the best of three categories — landscape, architecture and abstract — and a Best in Show choice.

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“It’s local people taking pictures of local details,” said Jinks Babey, a WRPC member who is helping coordinate the show. “Some of them are a new perspective on some of these details in downtown that you may not even recognize until someone tells you where they are.”

Photographs in the show include close-ups of flowers, the steeple of a church, an unusual doorknob, an oddly shaped tree, a rack of flip-flops and more.

Babey said they planned the opening reception during Peanut Fest to allow people to pop in while visiting downtown restaurants after going to the festival.

“We thought it would be a great time to tie it into Peanut Fest,” Babey said.

The gallery also has some of owner Brenda Wright’s work on display, as well as a variety of autumn-themed merchandise.

This was the third year for the Photo Walk, and Babey said the church and gallery plan to host another edition in the spring.

The Shooting Star Gallery is located at 118 N. Main St. and is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, call 934-0855.