January in the Gallery

Quilt by Missy Shay

Textile and quilting artist Missy Shay is this month’s showcase in the T. Ross Kelly Family Gallery.

Originally inspired by her mother and older sister, Missy started by sewing clothes for her dolls and later, for herself. Her father then taught her the art of measuring, taking apart, and recombining materials. After working as an occupational therapist, Missy discovered quilting, and has been teaching and quilting ever since.

Her pieces for this show showcase her comfort with multiple media types, using paper and foundation piecing, appliqué and reverse appliqué, and stained glass. Ms. Shay now teaches at Cambridge Quilt Shop. Be sure to check her work out!


November in the Gallery: Brooks Mathewson Photography

Have you checked out our gallery space lately? Located behind the reference desk on the second floor, the gallery showcases a new artist every month.

The exhibit for November is up and if you like wildlife photography, you’ll love this! Brooks Mathewson is showcasing his photography and his exhibit features work from his two ongoing projects. The first is documenting birds local to Cambridge and Boston, and the second is capturing the salt marshes, mudflats, and barrier beaches in southern Rhode Island. Magnolia Warbler

Anne Harrington Photography Exhibit in February

anneharrington.jpgImages of China: the New, the Old, and the Disappearing

Anne Harrington A native of Arlington, MA, and a graduate of Regis College and the Universities of Maryland and Virginia, Anne (at far right) developed a serious interest in photography beginning in 1997.

During the two years that she taught English at Shanghai University in Shanghai, China (2002-2004), Anne photographed people, places, and life in and around Shanghai. She also had the opportunity to travel and photograph beyond Shanghai. Her trips, frequently on her own, included Hong Kong, Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, Lijiang, and other less well-known locations. Anne photographed what she saw from the perspective of an expatriate teacher living and working in China. One theme that emerged in her photographs was the impact of a “rising China” on daily life in Shanghai and the disappearing “old” China. Some of these images are featured in her current exhibit at Watertown Library.

Digital Slide Presentation: Sunday, February 24, 2008

Anne continues to photograph and exhibit and looks forward to her next trip to Asia.

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Ben Kerman Exhibit at the Library Through January

Captiva IslandBen Kerman writes, “I am a 21 year resident of Watertown, Massachusetts, and have been an Emergency Physician at Mount Auburn, Boston City, and Carney Hospitals. I am the father of three adopted children, now teenagers, and hope I will survive their adolescence. I was an amateur pilot, still am an avid tennis player, and love poetry.|

I feel that I was born to travel the world and become attached to places like people. I inherited an artist’s soul from my mother and wanderlust from my father. Photography is something I’ve had an affinity for since getting my first camera as a young boy. Only in the past five years have I come to realize taking pictures is a way to express feelings and convey my love of the world around me.

mountain-symphony-denouement-salida-colo.jpgBorn in Denmark, I was raised in the Boston area and New Mexico, lived in Paris, Mexico City, Seattle, San Francisco and a few other places for different periods of time growing up. At age 12, I spent a summer riding horses and camping in what was back then (1968) the wilderness of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and fell in love with all things alpine. As an Emergency Physician, I have worked for Native American tribes in Alaska, Idaho, and Western Washington State and once again fell in love with the damp green spectacular country of the Pacific Northwest. I have set foot in every state of the union but Arkansas and North Dakota (go figure).

I have visited Iceland, Ethiopia, New Zealand, and Australia. Life has presented me with many blessings, for which I am deeply grateful. Through photography, I am able to share these blessings with others. If my luck holds out, I’ve got many more people and places to visit and photos to take.”

Join us for the exhibit reception on Sunday, January 6th from 3 to 5 PM.

Visit his wesite at: http://www.loveofplacephotography.com

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