You are cordially invited to join us at the gallery on Thursday, March 7th from 5:30-7:30 PM for a reception to celebrate the opening of our exhibit featuring the photos of Michael Haggerty. Michael won Best in Show at our 2019 juried photography competition with his photo entitled "Blast Off" and we're really excited to see what he's been up to since then!
A native of Rocky Mount since 1950 and the third oldest of four siblings, Michael Haggerty’s love of nature was encouraged by his sawmill-owner father who was an early forest naturalist. By passing on this appreciation and fascination of the woods to his son, Michael embraced all of Mother Nature’s landscape through photography. Now after 40 years of spending hours in nature, Michael believes his greatest accomplishment in photography has not been the awards or recognition, but his experiences with all of the wildlife, including “Buddy the Bear.”