From staff reports
WEIRTON - The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club will fill the Summit Art Gallery with more than 70 artistic photos for the gallery's first new installation of 2014.
To celebrate the new exhibit, the Hancock County Arts Council will host a reception for the public to view the photos and meet the photographers from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Summit Art Gallery.
The gallery is located in the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau, 3393 Main St. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit runs through the end of March.
"Photography is magic!" said Judi Noble, chair of the February-March exhibit. "Through the camera lens you can capture and freeze a moment in time that will never happen again. Not all photography is art, but, in the hands of an artist, the camera is just another fabulous tool. The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club's photography will inspire you to look at the world in new ways."
The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club currently has about 40 active members. The UOVCC focuses on learning and friendly competition, whether a beginner or an experienced photographer.
The group also hosts several exhibit opportunities and field trips throughout the year.
The all-ages club is on Facebook and can be found online at www.uovcc.org.
Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Two Ridges Presbyterian Church, located on U.S. Route 22 just past Kings Restaurant in Wintersville. New members always are welcome.
Under the guidance of the HCAC, the installations at Summit Gallery change each quarter, primarily showcasing works from Tri-State Area artists in a variety of mediums. Each new grouping of artist and artworks is celebrated with an evening artists' reception.
"The Top of West Virginia is excited about the gallery and the people it brings out to the receptions in downtown Weirton," said Danny Greathouse, executive director of the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau.
"I'm sure it's going to bring even more positive attention to Weirton in 2014."
Refreshments for the reception are being provided by the Top of West Virginia.
For information on the gallery, go to www.TopofWV.com and or the Summit Art Gallery Facebook page.
The HCAC meets monthly. Anyone interested in promoting the arts is welcome to attend.