Nature photos on exhibit at Maryville College

December 18, 2002

Knoxville-based Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers (SANP) is presenting a photographic exhibition that documents the natural environment of southern Appalachia in the new century. The exhibition celebrates the natural beauty of the region, while highlighting current threats to the southern Appalachian environment.

WHO: SANP is one of the premier clubs in the country dedicated exclusively to nature photography. Chartered in Knoxville in 1991, SANP membership exceeds 150 photographers in five states. Monthly club meetings are held in Knoxville. The SANP website ( provides current information on club activities.

WHAT: Southern Appalachian Nature Photo Exhibit

WHEN: The exhibit opens Jan. 6 and continues until Jan. 31, 2003. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A reception for the artists will be held from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m., Jan. 27, in the gallery. The public is invited.

WHERE: Maryville College's Fine Arts Center Art Gallery

WHY: "The exhibit is an attempt," said Maryville College Associate Professor of Art Dr. Carl Gombert, "to show the state of the environment in Southern Appalachia. This exhibit hopes to tie together the College's freshman seminar studies on the Environment."

FOR MORE INFORMATION: People can call Beth Lazar at 865.981.8150.