Perspectives on the Natural World
Photographs by Jennifer Ablard, Jonathan Moldover, Jeffrey Waldron
May 28-June 29, 2016
Reception: Saturday June 11, 2-4 PM
Jennifer Ablard created this exhibit from a series of photographs taken over the span of 4 years. A daily commute took Jennifer past this lone apple tree in the middle of conservation land. She had the pleasure of seeing this orchard survivor in all manner of weather and mood. Using an extended period of time to study a location is one example of how Jennifer uses perspective.
Jonathan Moldover has been photographing the details of the world around him for over 55 years. Aside from his 6 grandchildren, his favorite subjects these days are botanical closeups and street photography. When photographing flowers, he tries to identify what attracted him to the plant and then emphasize it in the image.
Jeffrey Waldron is a photographer and painter who has been working in the Pioneer Valley since 2000. Originally from Amherst, MA, he now lives in Granby with his wife Cherry. In addition to her own work, Cherry works with him in creating and showing his art. Hummingbirds are Jeff’s current obsession, and he is not only photographing and painting them, but is trying to create a Hummingbird Garden in his backyard.
20 Matches, 40 Lives Changed: portraits of Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Venice: Photographs by Carol Duke
July 1-29, 2016
Reception: Wednesday July 6, 4:30-6:30 PM
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire county, a program of CHD, made their first match in 1975. In these 40 years, over 2,000 kids (aged 6-16) have been matched with mentors through our program. A Mentor (Big) brings a different experience to the child’s (Little) life. The mission is simple: Be there for a child, listen unconditionally, be a friend, have fun. This photo exhibit presents a view of 20 of these matches. You can see images of Bigs and Littles. Some matches have been together for over 25 years, some have only been recently matched. We asked each pair to give us a view into who they are as a match. The warmth, the smiles, the caring that show through in all of these provides insight into what Big Brothers Big Sisters is all about. We hope you will enjoy them.
Venice is a longing . . . For photographer Carol Duke this yearning was finally realized in the year 2012. From a body of work containing more than 4,000 images captured during her sixteen-day stay, Carol has selected twenty-five to exhibit. Her collection recounts observations of the earthy colors, unique architecture and watery atmosphere which together contribute to the mysterious and dreamy essence that is Venice, Italy.
Monday 9-9 ; Tuesday 1-5 ; Wednesday 9-9 ; Thursday 1-5 ; Friday & Saturday 9-5 ; closed Sundays and holidays ; closed Saturdays in July & August.