“Thumbs” Book Signing and Nature Photography Exhibition

Local author Denise Lutz hosted a book signing for her debut novel, “Thumbs,” and an exhibition of her nature photographs on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Robert Kidd Gallery in downtown Birmingham. Proceeds from sales of the 20 signed, limited edition, 1-of-1 photographs taken at her historic Kentucky Glen Lake Farm, along with locales in Michigan and Switzerland, will benefit Pictures of Hope, a nonprofit organization in Birmingham that helps children experiencing difficult life circumstances by putting a camera in their hands to express their thoughts, feelings, hopes, and dreams through photography. // Photographs by Carrie Hall