Captivating ‘Project 365’ Photography Showcase Opens at Cecil College

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NORTH EAST, MD — In a display of creativity and commitment, ‘Project 365’, a unique photography exhibition, is set to open at Cecil College, showcasing the works of eight diverse photographers. What began as a friendly challenge among associates twelve years ago, has now blossomed into an engaging and yearly art exhibition.

The intention behind ‘Project 365’ is beautifully simple – take a photo every single day, post it online, and construct a year-long narrative through the lens of each photographer. This year, the exhibit will be stationed at the Milburn Stone Gallery on the North East Campus, hosted by the Cecil College Art and Design Program.

An original member of Project 365, who is also an adjunct at Cecil College, Mary Johnson, speaks highly of the inclusive nature of the project. With participants ranging from amateurs to professionals and students, the project displays a remarkable assortment of photographic artworks.

Among the exhibitors is Barry Gorrell, a photography veteran with a career spanning 47 years, who has developed an interest in drone photography post-retirement. Another participant is Barbara Bell, a watercolor artist introduced to ‘Project 365’ by Johnson’s brother, who uses her photos as a reference for her artwork.

The exhibit also includes works from Jennifer Fox, a nature-inspired visual arts educator; Dave Vallée, a hobbyist photographer; and Rita Schreiner, a current student at Cecil College.

Completing the lineup is Kathy Buckalew, a multi-genre photographer and teacher, and Julie Perone, who discovered her passion for photography after retiring from a career in psychology.

With such an eclectic collection of artists, visitors to the ‘Project 365’ exhibition can expect to immerse themselves in various photographic narratives, each image holding its unique story to tell.

The exhibition will take place at the Milburn Stone Theatre Gallery, running from May 31 to August 30, with a reception scheduled for June 21.

To experience this magnificent showcase of dedication and artistic expression, visitors are welcome to visit during gallery hours, which include Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday and Friday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., and three hours before showtimes at Milburn Stone Theatre.

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