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Composition Craven at the State Capitol

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Visitors can see fine art photographic portraiture, in black and while only, when the “Composition Craven” traveling exhibition opens at the State Capitol Oct. 3. On loan from the Craven Arts Council and Gallery, the exhibition focuses on the diversity of individuals who compose the fabric and culture of our state. As “the people’s house,” the Capitol is a fitting place to display images that speak to the experiences of the people of North Carolina.

Each large-scale black-and-white portrait will include a “verbal portrait”—a snapshot of the person’s life written in prose. These photographs celebrate people from all walks of life, particularly those who might otherwise remain an indistinguishable thread within the fabric. The display is meant to reinforce the concept that as individuals, we are both diverse and inextricably connected.

Both the professional photographers and the subjects are from Eastern North Carolina. This exhibit is free and available during the Capitol’s regular business hours, Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. It will be on display until Nov. 30.