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Melinda Fodrie Sutton’s photography on view in Down Creek reception Wednesday

"Cloud Front South Point' will be among the works by Melinda Sutton on view at a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 25

“Cloud Front South Point’ will be among the works by Melinda Sutton on view at a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 25

Melinda Fodrie Sutton’s photography will close the “Expose Yourself to Art” openings from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 25) in Down Creek Gallery, 260 Irvin Garrish Hwy.

For the last two years, Sutton has been capturing Ocracoke’s scenic beauty almost daily.  She is interested in landscape, nature and architectural design.

“I love walking and taking pictures,” she said about her work. “I see the world differently.” 

What began as a therapeutic “walk-about” period, 10,000 steps a day with her iPhone camera at the ready, soon evolved into her getting more and better cameras.

Photo sharing on Facebook led to lots of support and enthusiastic feedback from friends “liking” this new direction.

Encouraged to pursue photography more seriously, she enrolled in a four-week class in landscape photography at the University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Her compositions, vivid color, clarity and story-telling within the photos are eye-catching and compelling.

The reception is open to the public. Musical guests will be Raygun Ruby playing 1980s music.

Raygun Ruby will perform at Melinda Sutton's art opening Wednesday evening.

Raygun Ruby will perform at Melinda Sutton’s art opening Wednesday evening.