Ray Matthews Photography Retrospective has been extended through October 13.

Ray Matthews Photography Retrospective has been extended through October 13.

The Ray Matthews Photography Retrospective, a captivating display of one photographer’s artistic journey through time, has been extended through October 13, offering photography enthusiasts and art lovers an extended opportunity to experience the visual storytelling of Ray Matthews.

The Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series has exciting news for art enthusiasts. They have decided to extend the Ray Matthews Photography Retrospective exhibition, which has captured the hearts and imaginations of visitors from both near and far. This captivating exhibition will now be open to the public until October 13, 2023.

You can visit the exhibition during the following gallery hours:
– Tuesday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
– Friday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The exhibition is hosted at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery, situated at 210 E Driftwood Street in Nags Head.

Ray Matthews’ exceptional talent for capturing the timeless beauty and unique character of the Outer Banks has struck a chord with visitors and art enthusiasts. His retrospective has evolved into a must-visit attraction, attracting a broad and diverse audience of individuals eager to immerse themselves in the coastal charm and artistic brilliance that Matthews so skillfully conveyed.

This retrospective, which showcases the evolution of Matthews’ photography over the years, is a remarkable journey through various styles, themes, and techniques. Each image captures a moment, an emotion, or a story, making it a must-see for those who appreciate the art of photography.

Ray Matthews Photography Retrospective


The decision to extend the exhibition is a testament to the overwhelming response it has received from the community. The retrospective’s ability to connect with viewers on a profound level, transcending the boundaries of time and space, has been nothing short of remarkable.

For those who have yet to visit, this extension provides a welcome opportunity to immerse themselves in Matthews’ unique perspective. Each photograph is a window into the world as seen through his lens, an invitation to explore landscapes, people, and emotions frozen in time.

Ray Matthews’ work has a timeless quality that resonates with viewers of all ages and backgrounds. Whether it’s a breathtaking landscape bathed in golden light, a candid portrait that reveals the soul behind the eyes, or an abstract composition that challenges the way we perceive the world, Matthews’ photography transcends the ordinary and ventures into the extraordinary.

As the retrospective continues its run through October 13, it’s a chance to not only appreciate the past work of Ray Matthews but also to reflect on the power of photography as a medium for storytelling, expression, and connection. It’s a testament to the enduring impact of visual art and its ability to touch our lives in profound ways.

The retrospective is a free event, open to the public, and offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to immerse yourself in the coastal charm and the breathtaking natural beauty that Ray Matthews so skillfully captured. The extension announcement emphasizes, “Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this extraordinary tribute to an artist whose work continues to inspire and resonate.”

The cultural events offered by the Bryan Cultural Series receive significant support from TowneBank of Currituck, OBX Chevrolet Buick, Ramada Plaza Hotel of Kill Devil Hills, and Hilton Garden Inn of Kitty Hawk. These sponsors play a crucial role in making these cultural events possible.

The Bryan Cultural Series is a non-profit organization that was established in 2012. Its board of directors consists of nine community leaders who are deeply committed to providing a series of high-quality cultural events. These events encompass a wide range of artistic expressions, including visual, literary, and performing arts. The board’s mission is to curate talent that has gained recognition both regionally and nationally, ensuring that these events maintain a high standard of excellence.