On display at Carnegie Hall through Dec. 31 are photographs by Pamela Withrow in the Auditorium Gallery, paintings by Mary Hurst in the Old Stone Room, and works by Agnes Carbrey and Ryan Russell in the Museum Gallery.
Pamela Withrow, known to many as “Sam,” was born in Spencer. She later came to the Greenbrier Valley to train at the Woodland School of Photography in White Sulphur Springs and has been a resident of the area since. After completing her training she was employed by Yellowbird Photo Service, where she remained for 11 years. During this time she also worked as an instructor at Woodland.
In 1988, Withrow opened the doors of Camera One Photography, a business that thrived over the years and remains strong today. Always striving to create artistic photographs, the wedding and portraiture business became Sam’s professional niche. As business trends have dictated a move to digital photography, Withrow devoted herself to learning new techniques and embraced the art of photo enhancement.
While earning her living photographing people, Sam’s passion for photography has always been the beauty of nature and the challenge of following the light. There are brief moments when the combination of elements create spectacular displays that can be captured and preserved on film for all to enjoy. “I love vast landscape panoramas as much as I love the intricacies of a bee on the petal of a flower, and the goal is to capture each with expression and beauty. There is endless artistry and sheer joy in this place I call home,” states Withrow.
There will be an opening reception hosted by the artist on Friday, Nov. 6 from 5-8 p.m. Gallery receptions are open to the general public and free of charge.
Exhibits are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Many of the works are available for purchase. The purchase of artwork exhibiting at Carnegie Hall benefits both the artist and the Hall. To find out more about Carnegie Hall’s exhibits or other programming, call 304-645-7917 or visit www.carnegiehallwv.org.
Carnegie Hall’s exhibits are presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment of the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.