J. Michael Johnson show planned at county museum

PICKENS — The Pickens County Museum of Art and History has announced the opening of J. Michael Johnson’s photograph show “Unseen: Street Scenes.”

An opening reception for the show is scheduled for Saturday, June 19, from 2-4 p.m., and the show is scheduled to continue through Sept. 9.

The show is a brief glimpse at the humor, flamboyance, passion and dedication of the motorcycle lifestyle from an award-winning photojournalist.

Johnson uses both black and white and color to capture these very special moments in his photographs. This is a large exhibit consisting of more than 45 works depicting pride, joy, sorrow, festival events and even a wedding celebration during bike week in Daytona. Johnson will be on hand and available to meet during the opening reception on June 19.

Johnson was born and raised in East Tennessee and has been taking photographs of the motorcycle lifestyle since 1997. His photographic and written works about Daytona’s Bike Week were featured in Easyriders, Biker and In The Wind magazines. Lehman Trikes of Canada has published Johnson’s work in its Pride Matters magazine.

Johnson continues to provide commercial photography services to various companies in the motorcycle industry.

The Pickens County Museum of Art and History is located at 307 Johnson St. in Pickens, at the corner of Johnson Street and U.S. Highway 178, two blocks south of Main Street. The museum’s hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

For more information, call (864) 898-5963 or visit