Reception on Beacon Second Saturday, May 9
The Howland Public Library presents Scenes of the Valley, an exhibition of photography by Rafael Quirindongo. The show is on view in the Community Room Exhibit Space through June 14. A Second Saturday artist’s reception will he held on May 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Originally from New York City, Quirindongo studied astrophysics at Columbia University. In the early ’80s, he became involved in the emerging computer industry of which he has been a part ever since. He held IT management positions at Xerox, Kodak and Sun Microsystems and helped implement the IT infrastructures for many of the largest news and magazine publishers in New York City, including The New York Times, New York Post, New York Daily News, Time/Life, People and Sports Illustrated.
The exhibit focuses on the beauty of the Hudson Valley. In these works, Quirindongo’s passion for science and technology is evident. He uses technology to create HDR (high-dynamic-range) photographs with a rich textural quality. The images, with their dramatic cloud forms and luminous skies, have an almost painterly quality. To learn more about Quirindongo, visit his website, rqgallery.com.
The Howland Public Library is located at 313 Main St. in Beacon. The Community Room Exhibit Space is open during regular library hours. The gallery may not be accessible during some library programs; consult the library calendar at beaconlibrary.org.
Photo courtesy of Howland Public Library