January 28, 2011 2:00 PM
The Marguerite Weber Art Gallery at Pikeville College will feature the work of local photographer Brett Bentley from February 1-28.
An avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing and camping, Bentley captures his love of nature through the lens of a camera.
“Although I enjoyed all of those outdoors activities, I wanted to bring something back, not just my memories, but something tangible. I pulled my Dad’s 35mm out of the closet and began to take it with me on outings. Now, I frequently travel to destinations in Appalachia with my Nikon digital camera to document these old hills,” said Bentley.
“I needed a form of presentation and, inspired by local frame maker and photographer Kenny Mitchell, I started crafting my own frames from various hardwoods. Using wood for framing affords me full creative control when it comes to style and accentuation of my images.”
Bentley is an exhibiting member of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen as well as the Appalachian Artisan Center.
A reception for the artist will be held Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m. in the gallery, which is located on the second floor of Record Memorial Building. For more information, contact Pat Kowalok, professor of art, at 218-5758.
Gallery hours: Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m., noon-1 p.m., and 2-3 p.m.; Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 1:30-2:30 p.m., and 3-5 p.m.; and Fridays from 10 a.m.-noon and 3-5 p.m.