Hello Readers. The Photo Challenge this week is Favorite Finds.
I am featuring works from The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) in Raleigh, NC.
Let’s start with the Elvis-themed photo exhibit from NC photographer Ralph Burns.
This photo exhibit was a favorite find of the summer because it was so different! I am so tired of the current political/societal themes that are trending right now. Some of the topics are quite important but it can be draining! This over saturation is exhausting and three different photo exhibits at other museums earlier this year had those trendy political/societal themes (sigh).
So even though I am not a huge Elvis fan, the “How Great Thou Art” exhibit was a nice change.
****Thanks to Tina for letting me know the first gallery I chose was only showing thumbnail images – I changed it to show larger images****
Photographer Ralph Burns’ Elvis series is called “How Great Thou Art” (side note – I love that old song and it was a great title for Elvis)
Burns used this series to show the way Elvis impacted people.
The photography series from Burns also offers ideas for other photographers to come up with unique themes.
I think Burns inspires us to follow our own photography interests and take a chance with original ideas. And his cultural approach (showing the way Elvis impacted people) has much value.
SUNFLOWERS IN LATE SUMMER
There is something always enjoyable about tall sunflowers in late August.
The NCMA has an expansive outdoor selection of art. Their property is huge with 164 acres and more than 24 outdoor works of art.
TIP IF YOU VISIT
If you visit this museum – wear comfortable shoes and try to leave time to walk the large property (or at least part of it).
MURAL WITH AFTERNOON SHADOWS
As you approach the main entrance to the museum, this mural greets you.
The floral mural became a favorite find because the late-afternoon shadows added to the sweet mood of our day and of our month! Such a sweet aroma for us this month (after a much less sweet July). We feel very grateful for so many little things.
FAVORITE FINDS FROM INSIDE THE NCMA
Thanks for checking out this post! Have you been to this museum? Did you like some of my favorite finds from our visit?
If you are in the Raleigh, NC area in the next few weeks, here is their posted schedule of key events.