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Chef Warren Lewis and Artist Frank Pierce, both local entrepreneurs and avid

photographers, traveled to the frosty landscape of Southern Iceland in early

February of this year. Iceland in winter is extraordinary and different, providing a

unique opportunity to capture stunning images of an otherworldly destination.


After a few days exploring the capital city of Reykjavik, Lewis and Pierce joined

up with their guides for an intense five day visit of the areas surrounding Vik and

Skogafoss, at the edge of the Vatnökull ice-cap. The men found themselves pelted

by heavy sleet during a photo shoot on one day and forced inside due to a blizzard

on another.


Filled with breathtaking landscapes of waterfalls, glaciers, the Northern Lights, ice

caves, and black volcanic sand beaches peppered with enormous chunks of ice,

Iceland has a temperate climate warmed by the Gulf Stream. Despite its location

just south of the Arctic Circle, the average daily temperatures in February range

between 28-37 degrees and the coastal areas remain ice-free in winter. The men

will attest, however, that the wind chills are another matter entirely.


Eye Candy Gallery is pleased to host a photography exhibit of the images from

Lewis’s and Pierce’s trip. The exhibit which is free and open to the public will

remain on display until May 28. An opening reception will be held on Friday,

April 22 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and both Lewis and Pierce will be on hand to

welcome guests and speak about their travels. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages

will be served.


Eye Candy Gallery & Framing, established in 2010, is located at 275 NE Broad

Street in downtown Southern Pines. Created with the vision of presenting art in a

casual, relaxed atmosphere, Eye Candy Gallery is proud to present the work of

vibrant emerging artists, as well as a number of critically acclaimed artists.


Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. For

more information, please call the gallery at (910) 246-2266 or visit the website at


The Vikings of Southern Pines Photography Exhibit Opens April 22


Warren Lewis

Frank Pierce

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