10/31/12 — LaGrange Arts Center to hold exhibit

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LaGrange Arts Center to hold exhibit

By From staff reports
Published in News on October 31, 2012 1:46 PM

LAGRANGE -- The LaGrange Arts Center will have an exhibit opening and reception on Sunday at the center from 2-4 p.m. featuring local photographer Robert Washington and student artwork from Banks Elementary School, Frink Middle School and LaGrange Elementary School.

Washington has taken thousands of photos over the years of family and friends, actors, actresses, and some of the greatest athletes of all times. His photography collection goes back to the early '70s when he took a picture of Muhammad Ali in Washington's hometown of Newark, N.J. Some of his other works include pictures of Julius "Dr. J" Erving, a "Tribal Dance Pow Wow" in Statesville, Va., and photos of the "Vietnam Moving Wall" activities in Kinston.

Washington attended Rutgers University and is a retired machinist from Cross-Hinds. A member of the local Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 892, he moved to LaGrange after meeting his former wife, Ella Jones of Kinston. They have two daughters, Dr. Necole Washington and Dr. Nyedra Washington Booker of Maryland.

The exhibits will be displayed from through December. The center, at 102 W. Railroad St., is open Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sundays from 2-4 p.m. You may also visit the Center at other times by contacting Holton and Mary Margaret Harrison at 252-566-3740 or any member of the board of directors.