Southeastern nature photographer Gloria Grizzle is one of the artists that will be exhibiting at the Aiken Center for the Arts this month.

Grizzle took photos from an early age and still has a photo album full of pictures she snapped when was 12 at a county fair.

She has lived in Alabama, North Carolina and Florida and is one of the founding members of the Art Association in Ridge Spring.

Grizzle is also an Aiken Artist Guild, Aiken Center for the Arts and Carolinas’ Nature Photographers Association member.

Her preference is going out and getting the shots of plants and animals rather than sitting down and editing them.

“Being immersed in nature is a joyful time when my consciousness forgets self and is totally present to what is happening in the moment,” she said in her biography.

Grizzle mainly uses an Olympus E-520 camera with a 70-300 mm zoom lens or a 50 mm macro lens.

Artists Bea Kuhlke, Dale Keene and Guy Milligan will also have their works shown at the center until the end of this month.

An open reception for the new exhibits will be on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Aiken Center for the Arts is at 122 Laurens St. S.W.

For more information, call 803-641-9094 or visit