Purpose Bound, an exhibition of photos by David Pickett, some taken on campus and in downtown Asheville in the early 1980s, opens Oct. 12 in the Blowers Gallery in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library. A reception with the photographer will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 in the gallery.
Pickett, a native of Shallotte, North Carolina, who earned a degree in management at UNC Asheville in 1983, was a sophomore when he purchased his first 35 mm camera and began shooting campus and downtown Asheville scenes, which will be part of this retrospective exhibition. He developed a passion for landscape photography, and his photos over many years of the mountain regions of North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia will be well represented. Purpose Bound, says Pickett, reflects his “never ending search to find and capture the peace, beauty and love upon earth that was created by a higher power.”
Purpose Bound will be on view through Friday, Nov. 4. The exhibition and the reception with the photographer are both free and open to everyone. Blowers Gallery is open during regular Ramsey Library hours, 7:45 a.m.-1 a.m. weekdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 p.m-1 a.m. Sundays.
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