Poetry Meets Photography

Library exhibit opens Feb. 13

The Howland Library in Beacon will open an exhibit of work by artists who were asked to submit either poetry or photography, or both, inspired by conflict and resolution. The exhibit was organized by the Beacon Photography Group. It will open in the library’s Community Room exhibit space with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Second Saturday, Feb. 13, and continue during library hours through Saturday, March 5. The Howland Public Library is located at 313 Main St.

Photographers and poets join forces in this group exhibition from the Beacon Photography Group. Local artists were asked to submit either poetry or photography (or both) that related in some way to the theme of conflict and resolution. The organizers of this exhibit, Jon Slackman and Samantha Palmeri, felt this particular theme was aimed at being broad enough for the greatest subjective interpretation but specific enough so that when presented together there would be a cohesive dialogue between the words and images.

The exhibit includes work from 16 photographers and poets: Evan D’Arpino, Markie Baylash, Tom Conroy, Jake Holmes, Christine Jacques, Philomela Kiernan , Kristen J. Macauley, Jean Noack, Tom O’Connell, Samantha Palmeri, Tony Pena, Kelly Pologe, Scott Prater, Marie Prisco, Melissa Robin, and Jon Slackman.

The Beacon Photography Group was founded  in 2013 Tom Conroy and Michael Bogdanffy-Kriegh. The group began as an online community where photographers could share their work and get feedback and support from their fellow photographers. Since then, the group’s activities have expanded to include face-to-face meet ups, photo walks and exhibitions. The group, now with more than 200 members,  is open to photographers of all levels from beginner to professional. Local photographers interested in joining its Facebook page.

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