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“Composition Craven” Photography Exhibit Comes to the State Capitol


Visitors can view fine art photographic portraiture when the “Composition Craven” traveling exhibition opens at the State Capitol Oct. 3. On loan from the Craven Arts Council and Gallery, the exhibition focuses on the diversity of individuals who compose the fabric and culture of our state. As “the people’s house,” the Capitol is a fitting place to display images that speak to the experiences of the people of North Carolina.

Each large-scale black-and-white portrait will include a “verbal portrait”—a snapshot of the person’s life written in prose. These photographs celebrate people from all walks of life, particularly those who might otherwise remain an indistinguishable thread within the fabric. The display is meant to reinforce the concept that as individuals, we are both diverse and inextricably connected.

Both the professional photographers and the subjects are from Eastern North Carolina. This exhibit is free and available during the Capitol’s regular business hours, Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. It will be on display until Nov. 30.

Please call (919) 733-4994 for more information.

The State Capitol’s mission is to preserve and interpret the history, architecture and function of the 1840 building and Union Square. It is within the Division of State Historic Sites within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, and located at One Edenton Street, Raleigh. For additional information please call, or visit

The mission of the Craven Arts Council & Gallery is to create an environment where the arts thrive, bring joy, and enrich the cultural experience in our community. Programs of exhibitions and concerts in the gallery and in the community are provided in partnership with other organizations, including Tryon Palace, Craven County Schools, Havelock Cultural Arts Committee, Twin Rivers Artists' Association and other art groups. Craven Arts Council & Gallery serves as a cultural resource for the community and school system. The Council continues to offer a variety of artistic expressions to the community and surrounding schools. The Bank of the Arts also serves as a ticket sales center for other arts agencies' cultural events. Countywide programming includes sub-grants to diverse cultural arts groups through funding from the North Carolina Arts Council. Craven Arts Council and Gallery is located at 317 Middle Street, New Bern, NC. For more information, call (252) 638-2577 or email

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