Most know SMR Farms President Mac Carraway as a distinguished agriculturist.
Now, he's showcasing his talent as a nature photographer as well.
Carraway, who has been taking and printing traditional and digital photographs for more than 30 years, will have some of his photographic works displayed through Jan. 8 at the Manatee County Agricultural Museum, 1015 6th St. W., Palmetto.
Carraway specializes in photographic portraits of Florida flowers, but other featured pieces include infrared landscapes and agricultural scenes, among others.
“My dad was in the printing business when I was a kid, and I loved watching (black and white) prints come up in the developer,” Carraway said. “He later gave me that old equipment after I took a photo course in college. I’ve been taking pictures ever since, and doing my own developing.”
When digital cameras came out, they offered a whole new level of creativity, he said.
Carraway's work was featured in the Palmetto Art Center’s Fall Show earlier this year along with the work of several other local artists and photographers.
“I really do (photography) because I enjoy it, but these opportunities to hang a few pieces were very excited,” Carraway said. “I hope to do more as time permits.”
The Ag Museum is open from 10 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and the first and third Saturday of the month. The museum will be closed from Dec. 23 to Jan. 4 for the holidays.
Admission is free. For information, call 721-2034.
Contact Pam Eubanks at email@example.com.
Currently 0 Responses
5 Somewhere Over The Rose
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Sarasota Orchestra: Chamber Series
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
18 Chamber Soirees: Flute
12 Chamber Soirees: Clarinet
Instructor jazzes up routine
The East County’s Sue Encke, a jazzercise instructor, recently attended the annual Jazzercise Live event in Washington, D.C., along with more than 1,500 other customers and instructors from across the world.
Tiny Hands supports students
The Tiny Hands Foundation, with the help of more than 200 volunteers, will fill 1,500 backpacks with school supplies for children in need from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 2, at the Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota, 3100 Fruitville Road, Sarasota.
Fund begins wreath sales
The Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund, established in honor of former Out-of-Door Academy student Taylor Emmons, is at it again.