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The Johnson City Amateur Photographers Club, in partnership with the Sesquicentennial Commission, will host an artists reception on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 1-3 p.m. at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. The event is free and open to the public.

During the month of August, photographers were asked to submit photographs that focus on the people, places, events and environments that exist in Johnson City. All entries will remain on display at MPCC throughout the month of October.

“Our goal was for photographers to showcase present day Johnson City as part of the Sesquicentennial Celebration,” said Maureen Mulroy, spokesperson for the Amateur Photographers Club. “We are thrilled with the submissions we received. The photographs on display reflect the many reasons people choose to live, work and visit Johnson City.”

A panel of judges will award first, second, third and honorable mention ribbons to youth and amateur submissions in the color photograph category as well as the black and white category. A first-place ribbon will be awarded in the professional category.

To learn more about the yearlong sesquicentennial celebration, visit or follow @jctn150 (Johnson City 150 — Sesquicentennial Celebration) on Facebook.

The Amateur Photographers Club meets monthly at Memorial Park Community Center. The club’s purpose is to promote the use and appreciation of photography as a hobby and as a personal and artistic means of self-expression. Membership is free and open to anyone with a digital picture-taking device.