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New Nature Photography Exhibit Opening Featuring Sheriff Judd’s Photography at Polk County History Center

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New Nature Photography Exhibit Opening Featuring 
Sheriff Judd’s Photography at Polk County History Center
The Polk County History Center will open a new exhibit featuring nature and wildlife photography by local photographers at 4:00 p.m. on June 2, 2016. Through the Lens: Polk County’s Natural Beauty captures Polk’s remarkable natural beauty that can’t be found anywhere else in the state. From its vivid wildlife in places like the Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, to its delicate ecosystems on the Lake Wales Ridge, Polk’s natural resources are an attraction to many.
The opening reception for Through the Lens: Polk County’s Natural Beauty will include an opportunity to meet the exhibitors,both enthusiasts and professional photographers, including Willie A. Brown, Professional Photography by Brown; Polk Sheriff Grady Judd; Jeff Spence, Polk County Parks and Natural Resources director and his wife Lynette Spence, a clinical trauma registrar with Lakeland Regional Health Systems.
While most would agree that Sheriff Grady Judd is quite comfortable in front of a camera, he enjoys being behind one as well. He has always had an interest in photography, but a few years ago he turned that interest into an outlet from the daily demands of his high adrenaline job. Armed with a Canon 7D and professional grade lenses, Sheriff Judd hunts for the ultimate treasure – wildlife, plants and landscapes that he can capture in an image to be shared for generations to come. 
 
Through the Lens will be on display June 2 through Oct. 29 in the first floor northeast gallery.
 
About the Polk County History Center: The History Center is located at 100 E. Main St. in Bartow and is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Visit  www.polkhistorycenter.org or call (863) 534-4386 for more information on exhibits and programming. All events and programming are free and open to the public.
 
*the above information is an excerpt from May 12, 2016, news release sent by the BOCC
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