The Featured Artists series for this year will soon begin at the Newburyport Art Association.
Photographer Godrey Sluder will display his exhibit "Magnificent Mushrooms" in the Laura Coombs Hill Gallery from March 11 to March 24. An opening reception is scheduled for Sunday, March 11, from 3 to 5 p.m. where the public can meet Sluder.
The gallery is located at 65 Water St., Newburyport.
"My interest in mushrooms started with a lecture that I attended in Portsmouth," Sluder said. "I wanted to learn which mushrooms in our woods were poisonous and which ones were edible. However, as a photographer, I became more and more fascinated by their form and structure."
"The images in this exhibit were largely taken with a pocket camera in the woods near my home in Kingston, N.H.," he added. "Some of the images are true to life and stand on their own while others were manipulated using color or mirroring to emphasize the mushroom's patterns and form."
Sluder is a member of the Newburyport Art Association and the New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists as well as contributing photographer to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests.
He has shown his work previously at the Newburyport Art Association; the Oasis Cafe Gallery and the Artists West Studios in Waltham; and the Conservation Center in Concord, N.H.