Arts briefs: 2 photography exhibits now on display

04/16/2014 2:54 PM

04/16/2014 2:55 PM

Twins sisters photo exhibit opens Friday

Marthanna Yater, Durham Art Guild member, presents a photography exhibition,“Growing Together,” now through April 29 at Room 100 Gallery, Golden Belt, which is programmed by Durham Art Guild. The opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 807 E. Main St. The twin sisters and Yater will be present for the opening.

Durham-based photographer, Marthanna Yater, will be presenting her decades-long study of twin sisters.The genesis was in Celo, an artist community nestled in the North Carolina mountains, when the sisters were six years old, and Yater was enrolled as a beginning student in photography at Penland School.

Through the years, Yater has continued documenting moments in the lives of the sisters, Hannah and Molly, and has compiled a historic exhibition from this collection. The study incorporates the sistersʼ evolution, Yaterʼs own photographic growth, and the transition from film to digital.

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Shows captures moments at home and abroad

Through the lens of a camera, Martha Hoelzer conveys her view of the world using light and angles to capture the essence of a moment in time.

In January, she participated in Florida International University’s Professional Development Program to India, which was made possible by a Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER) grant from the U.S. Department of Education administered by UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Global Business Center. Photos from that trip and other settings are on exhibit this month at Caffé Driade. 1215 E. Franklin St. in Chapel Hill.

A Breath of Fresh Air Photography by Martha Hoelzer encompasses so much of how she views life - as a runner taking one breath at a time on the trails, enjoying amazing views and thankful for each breath as she loves to explore new places and cultures. Martha loves vibrant colors, the simple things life has to offer and connecting the lives of her subjects to the greater world by sharing their colorful stories.

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