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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Bo knows photography

Reminder: this coming Friday is First Friday Gallery Hop!

Alas, I will not be there, as it's also Cub Scout Lock In.

But if I were going to be a-hopping, specifically I'd do so to the Winston-Salem Sister Cities World Exchange, which is hosting "A Celebration of Winston-Salem/Carolina History" from 5 pm 'til 9 pm.

To wit: the photographic collection of one Bowman Gray IV*, which is comprised primarily of images of the beautiful vistas at Brookberry Farm, once upon a time the private country estate of the late Bowman Gray, Jr.

To wit, part II: Winston-Salem resident and author Kathy Norcross Watts, who will do a special book signing of A Simple Life: A Story of Sid Oakley.

Sid Oakley often sat before a low-burning fire, sipping coffee, waiting expectantly for someone visiting his Cedar Creek Gallery to pause and chat. A master potter and respected painter, Oakley established high standards for his own work. But perhaps more importantly, he nurtured creativity in those in whom he saw a passion for their craft. It was for that reason that Kathy Norcross Watts asked him if she could write his biography. He agreed, but the first day they talked, he told her of a little girl who was sent home from his childhood school because she was black. She had been born into a white family. She was sent away from the town, and he never saw her again. "Find Mildred," he told Watts.

World Exchange is located downtown at 420 N. Cherry, right next to the WSPD Bike Patrol, between Fourth and Fifth.

*A portion of Bowman Gray’s sales will go to support the Partnership for a Drug Free North Carolina.

PS: Bo's photos aren't merged like above. I did that. Me, Esbee. Esbee doesn't know photography. Clearly.
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