First Friday Art Opening: Photographs by Laurence Heine

Come see us at the Depot on June 7, for the First Friday Art Opening.

What a great way to kick off your summer fun – come visit the Depot on First Friday!

June 7, 2019

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Gaines Group Architects – The Depot Gallery (second floor)

Laurence Heine is hanging some of his amazing photography and of course we will have a ton of food and drink. Stop by for a minute to see the work and cool off or come and stay for a longer conversation with the artist or one of your many friends that will be here.

Each month we host a new artist in our building’s 2nd floor gallery at the Chesapeake Western Depot at 141 W. Bruce St. (second floor entrance is on Chesapeake). Artwork will remain on exhibit through the month. Come view the show and get a tour the Depot! We will have food and drink available!


Title of show: Photographs by Laurence Heine

Description of show:

The show features 24 of my favorite photographs covering a variety of subjects including outdoor, wildlife, and architectural scenes.

About the artist: I have been interested in photography since childhood. I remember my first camera was a plastic Kodak box camera. I was a photographer for my high school and college yearbooks and my college newspaper. Over the years I have amassed boxes of slides and photos, many of which have never been looked at. Since switching to digital cameras, I have also taken thousands of digital images (more than 2000 images during an 18 day trip to National Parks in the west in 2015). Although I am primarily interested in photographing nature (landscapes and wildlife), I also enjoy photographing ‘distressed’ (as in abandoned or forlorn) buildings and objects.
I had long desired to be able to display some of my images so others could appreciate them. Recently, I have started mounting and matting my best (or favorite) images and displaying them when an opportunity is available. In the past year I have displayed photos at the Rockingham County Fair, The Smith House Gallery, VMRC, in the offices of Dr. Stacie Dietz, and The Gaines Group.
Because almost every photo has a story, my wife and I started a photo blog ( featuring some of our photos and describing the circumstances which led to the photo being taken, as well as information about the location of the photo and the technical aspects of the photo.