Opening Weekend!

Summer ends with a flash! Celebrate the last weekend of the season by filling your calendar with Slow Exposure Opening Weekend events, September 19-21! You can begin at the heart of the show, R.F. Strickland’s in Concord, then pick an artery and follow its course: to Concord Arts and Antiques for visions of Civil War battles and a discussion of Southern identity; to the enchanting Whiskey Bonding Barn for a first-ever look at a new collection that is dedicated to making photography accessible to everyone, everywhere; and to any of a number of Pop-Up shows scattered throughout Pike County. With the Pine Mountains as your backdrop, enjoy the ripening of summer into autumn as you explore the countryside, stopping to check out the pockets of art and chat with the people who created them. Maps to the Pop-Up shows will be available at the Main Exhibit at Strickland’s.


Also housed at Strickland’s is the Young Photographers show. The theme this year is HOME. Come and get a sense of what defines “home” for those among us who have not yet left the nest and are showing great talent!


There will be a chance to chat with photographers and jurors on Sunday afternoon. If you have seen an especially provocative image, this is the time to debate, equivocate, prevaricate! Mingle or moshpit? You decide! Take a photo of someone in Pike (and everyone is an honorary Pike citizen for the show) and pin it up at Strickland’s for our “Humans of Pike” exhibit.


We are ready to revive you after you have talked and toured. There will be a scrumptious Southern dinner, prepared by the Mount Venus Baptist Church of Gay, served on Saturday night at Strickland’s, and a Sunday Brunch to mark the show’s official opening. Those are just a couple of examples of reasons you will have to eat and drink; many more are sprinkled throughout the events during both weekends of the show.


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We’re all “Humans of Pike”

When you cross our county line, consider yourself one of us–we have planned a great push-pin show which will feature images taken by us–and you! Bring them to the Main Exhibition at Strickland’s in Concord and add them to the wall–you’ll get a chance to write a 3×5 caption. You’ll also get three sticky “dots” to place on your favorite images. Taken a great shot on your phone? Print it at City Pharmacy in Zebulon or we’ll print it at the show.girl and goat