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Black and White Photography Gallery Grand Opening
Black and White Photography Gallery Grand Opening

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA.--Historic scenes of Savannah -- Georgia’s birthplace -- are among the unique

images captured by 11 Milledgeville photographers for the fourth annual “Black & White Gallery,”which opens Friday, March 9 . “The Black & White Gallery” will hold its ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the MagnoliaBallroom on Georgia College’s campus on Friday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m., with a gala reception and viewing to follow.  Founded in 2005 and benefiting The Life Enrichment Center, a Milledgeville center that supportsadults with developmental disabilities, the Black & White Gallery is an annual event to raise funds forphotography projects among the center’s consumers.Framed, matted photos will be sold again thisyear for $50 each. There will also be a raffle of door prizes throughout the night. The LEC photographers, who range in age from 29 to 53, traveled to Savannah in February to snapphotographs that are to be included in this year’s show. Each artist selected his or her two favoritesfor display and sale at this year’s gallery. Each matted and framed photo costs $50. The Black & White Gallery began as collaboration between the LEC and public relations studentsfrom the Department of Mass Communication at Georgia College. 2005 alumna Jenni ProsnakBruckman created the event as a fundraising effort for the LEC that has now blossomed into aphotography program that host an annual gallery showcase.The show was presented in 2005, 2006,and 2011. This is its fourth anniversary. “The Life Enrichment Center in Milledgeville is one of the most commendable organizations incentral Georgia. Their dedication to providing resources and confidence to special needs residents ofBaldwin and surrounding counties is extraordinary. I am so happy to see this event continue to be asuccess for them over so many years,” Bruckman said. Last year’s show drew more than 200 guests and more than half of the photographs were sold. Eachphotographer receives a competitive commission from the sale of his or her work. In its history, theshow has raised more than $4,000 to benefit the photography program at the LEC. The Magnolia Ballroom is located at 230 West Hancock Street in downtown Milledgeville.The Health Sciences Gallery is located on the corner of Wilkinson and Montgomery streets.For more information or directions to the gallery call the LEC at 478-456-7528. The center may bereached by email blackwhitelec@gmail.com. 


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