Suncrest Bank in Visalia has joined the group of businesses participating in First Friday Art Walk. On Friday, February 7, from 6-8 pm, the bank will host a reception celebrating the opening exhibit of photographs by Virginia (Ginny) Wilson, whose Blue Ridge Photography images have become familiar in galleries and art shows throughout Tulare County.
Wilson’s photographs in this exhibit reflect the county’s agricultural base, along with views of historic towns and villages from travels in Europe. The collection also contains a few form/abstract images, such as reflections in water and glass.
Growing up on a farm in southwestern Michigan gave Wilson a sense of light in nature, the rhythms of the seasons, and the repeating patterns and forms of hills, trees and nearby lakes.
“My early work in photography was the high contrast drama of black and white,” she said. “When I moved toward digital, I could see how easy it was to enter the world of color. Then I fell in love with the variety of shades and intensities one finds in nature when light comes through a flower, or shines on the edge of a leaf.”
Wilson is a member of the Main Gallery, Arts Visalia and the Lindsay and Porterville Art Associations. She shows her work in their galleries, as well as the Spectrum Gallery in Fresno, where she is also a member.
The exhibit will run through Feb. 28. Suncrest Bank is located at 400 W. Center Ave. in downtown Visalia.
For more information on Wilson’s upcoming exhibits, visit blueridgephoto.com.
Margie Rueda is co-chair of the Lindsay Art Association.