JCA reception Dec. 1 honors wildlife photographer

Published 3:00 am Friday, November 27, 2015

The Johnson Center for the Arts will host a reception for the Buck Taylor Wildlife Art Exhibition from 5 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1. The public is invited to attend.

Vicki Pritchett said the Buck Taylor Wildlife Exhibit has been extremely popular and the reception is an opportunity to meet the artist and learn more about his work.

“Buck Taylor is an amazing wildlife photographer and we are honored and excited to have his photographs exhibited at the Johnson Center,” Pritchett said. “These photographs were exhibited at Calloway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia prior to coming here and that’s very impressive. We are extremely fortunate to have the Buck Taylor exhibit at the Johnson Center and are even more fortunate that he will be available to discuss his work with our patrons.”

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The Buck Taylor exhibit fills the lower gallery of the Johnson Center and the reception will be held in the gallery with his photographs as a backdrop.

“Those who have seen the exhibit have been amazed at the quality of the photographs,” Pritchett said. “They are works of art. It’s baffling how Buck can get so close to his subjects. You can actually see the water drops on the duck’s back. He has beautiful photographs of deer, wild turkeys, elk, quail – all the wildlife that is familiar to us Southerners.”

Pritchett said the reception would be a rare opportunity to talk with Taylor and learn about his work.

“I’m sure that he has many interesting stories to tell about his efforts to locate the subjects for his photographs and how he gets them to ‘pose’ for the camera,” Pritchett said. “The wildlife that he photographs doesn’t come to him for a sitting. He has to go out and find them. I’m excited to hear about his experiences as a wildlife photographer.”

Taylor will have prints for sale at the reception ranging in price from $10 to $25. Several photographs featured in the exhibition will also be for sale.

“Any wildlife enthusiast would appreciate one of Buck’s photographs,” Pritchett said.

“The prints will make wonderful and thoughtful Christmas gifts. We invite wildlife enthusiasts and all of those who appreciate outstanding photography to join us on December 1 for the reception honoring Buck Taylor.