Salado, TX, May 01, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Join photographers from the Texas Documentary Photography Group on Friday night, June 4th 6-8 pm for an opening reception and exhibition celebrating wine making in Texas. Called Stomp That Grape! the event will be hosted in the galleries of Salado Wine Seller, 841 North Main Street, Salado, TX 76571 and will include work by photographers:
BJ Smiley Goins
Chricel E. Portela
The exhibition will continue through July. For more information call 254-947-8011.
The Texas Documentary Photography Group has come together to document the production of wine in Texas-everything from growing the grapes, to highlighting the vineyards, to enjoying the finished products. Making wine in Texas has become big business. From its humble start in the 1662 near present-day El Paso, when Spanish missionaries planted the State's first vineyard, to its current status as the fifth largest wine producer in the nation, wine making in Texas has become a force and a figure in the industry. The Texas Documentary Photography Group set out to document this by visiting vineyards around the state with the goal of educating and informing fellow Texans as to the different facilities, establishments, wines, and the impact of the wine making industry in Texas. The wine and grape industry has contributed to the state of Texas with an economic impact of 1.35 billion dollars and Texas currently has 190 commercial wineries. The exhibition highlights images from the growing region with the hopes of raising awareness of Texas as a force in wine making.
About Salado Wine Seller
The Salado Wine Seller is located at 841 N. Main St., Salado, TX. 1/4 mile off of I-35 exit 285.
We sell Texas wines by the taste, glass, case or more to satisfy your Texas-sized thirst.
Salado Wine Seller
841 N. Main St., Salado, TX 76571
About The Texas Documentary Photography Group
The Texas Documentary Photography Group was co-founded in 1999 by Jackie Stephens and Pierce Burns. Their work established a group that serves the Central Texas area by providing documentary photographers opportunities for exhibits, networking and technical support. The group meets on the second Monday of the month at the Border's Bookstore in the Domain Shopping Center, 3309 Esperanza Crossing, Austin, TX to share information and plan future photography exhibits. Members are mainly from the Austin area, although some reside in Georgetown, Fredericksburg, Canyon Lake and Houston. Exhibits are primarily themed photographic studies that allow photographers to not only expand their techniques but also view the results of fellow members.
Texas Documentary Photography Group