Red Sands Photography Club holding largest exhibit ever
SUMMERSIDE – It’s been said that pictures tell stories – so there is at least a novel’s worth hanging in the Eptek Art and Cultural Centre right now.
Mike Gallant, of the Red Sands Photography Club, stands with one of his images hanging in the Eptek Arts and Culture Centre. The club is holding it’s largest exhibition ever from now until Nov. 8. Colin MacLean/Journal Pioneer
Prince County’s Red Sands Photography Club has taken over the walls of the centre’s main gallery for the group’s largest exhibition ever.
Paul Arsenault and Mike Gallant, who started the club several years ago, said on Friday that they’re ecstatic with the opportunity to showcase the work of their fellow club members. There are 74 images in the display, representing about 20 photographers.
“It’s neat to see how people have evolved, because, there’s people who have images in here that, when they first started with the club, they had just bought their first camera. Now they are going to show hundreds of people who come through here, what they can do,” said Arsenault.
The exhibit opens this Sunday, Oct. 20, with a reception at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend and there will be light refreshments.
The exhibition will stay on display until Nov. 8 and can be viewed during regular centre hours, which are Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sunday at noon until 4 p.m.
Following Sunday’s launch there will also be two more opportunities for the public to interact with the photographers. They will be on hand at the exhibit on Sunday, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3.
This is by far the club’s most prominent exhibition of work to date, said Gallant, and it’s incredibly rewarding to be able to share these images.
“I think it just gets the pictures out there and gets a buzz going in and around the community,” said Gallant.
Photography allows others to see the world through the lens of the photographer, added Arsenault.
“You see how differently people look at things. We all look at everything in our own sort of ways. I mean there’s images from Australia here … so you get to see a little bit of the world and how we as photographers look at it,” he said.
The Red Sands Photography Club meets the second Monday of every month at the Holland College Waterfront Campus, and plans at least one group activity each month.
Anyone who would like to know more about the club can search out their page on Facebook or drop them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.