Local Fine Art Photographer to Host ‘Growth Begins with the HeART’ Exhibition

Jessica Yurinko

Charleston fine arts photographer Jessica Yurinko invites the community to join her for a special exhibit, reception, and fundraiser at SC Society Hall on September 22, 2019. The exhibit, “Charleston: a feeling not a place” offers a fresh and vivid perspective on the Lowcountry. According to the artist, the idea for the collection came from the challenge of trying to capture the feelings that so many of us share about our town.

“Anyone can take photos of what a place looks like, but I wanted to explore the feeling in addition to the physical structure of a place. I know it’s a beautiful place, but people come here for more reasons than the pretty scenery,” says Yurinko. “If I had to put it into words Charleston is: welcoming, warm, hospitable, beautiful, happy, relaxing, creative, neighborly, delicious, and very, very homey. But I feel like these words and a snapshot still are not enough. They don’t compare to actually being here and my hope is that these more dramatic photos in this series take you a step closer to that Charleston feeling many of us have come to know and love.”

In addition to creating unique and dramatic fine art photographs, Jessica Yurinko is an accomplished portrait and event photographer/videographer. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Yurinko has impressed her clients in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, and now the Lowcountry with her “relentless drive to produce high-quality, well composed images with a vibrant twist.”

Jessica Yurinko

The event will feature a musical serenade and free wine, beer, and light fare (locally sponsored). Prints may be purchased with or without framing and matting. Free shipping will be offered on all orders.

Fresh Future Farm is a nonprofit farm and market providing healthy food, education, jobs and micro-entrepreneurial opportunities in a North Charleston food desert. The Charleston community recently rallied to successfully fund Fresh Future Farm’s campaign to buy their land. But the farm didn’t quite raise enough to convert the farm to solar-power, so the artist is donating 10% of art sales to Fresh Future Farm.

Tickets are free, however, there is a suggested donation of $10 or more, which will also go to support Fresh Future Farm.


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