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Annual Exhibition Opens Month Of Flagpole Photographers Events

Published: May 4, 2018

Flagpole Photographers Camera Club is presenting its 2018 Annual Competition and Exhibit, through May 31 at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

An opening reception is planned for Sunday, May 6, from 2 to 4 pm, in the library’s Olga Knoepke Memorial Room, where the exhibition is on view.

The opening reception will allow the public to meet the photographers and hear the stories behind their images. Complimentary food and beverages will be served, and all visitors can participate in the festivities by voting for their favorite photograph. Voting will continue until Friday, May 11. The winner of this vote will be presented with the People’s Choice Award.

The exhibition can be viewed any time the library is open, and when the meeting room is not in use: Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am to 8 pm; Friday, 11 am to 5 pm; Saturday, 9:30 am to 5 pm; and Sunday, noon to 5 pm.

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Additional Events

Club member Mark Ashbolt will offer a lecture on black and white photography, also known as monochrome, during the club’s meeting on Thursday, May 17, at 7:30 pm. There will also be hands on activities so guests should bring their camera and questions.

The assigned subject for the month of May is “Field of Dreams.” Members will enter their photos for that, as well as Open Digital, Open Color, and Open Monochrome, when the club meets Thursday, May 24, at 7:15 pm. While the competition is only open to members, the public is invited to listen to critiques and learn about photography.

Both meetings will be at Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road. There is no charge to attend Flagpole Photographers Camera Club competitions.

Flagpole Photographers is a nonprofit group that enables members to share their images and expertise, to learn and grow in their photography, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow photographers who come from diverse backgrounds, with skills ranging from beginning novices to professionals.

New members are always welcome and may enter their work in monthly club competitions, participate in workshops, take field trips, get involved in community programs, and take part in annual exhibits. Annual dues are reduced to $25 per person or $40 for a family now through August 31. Students may join at no charge.

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Flagpole Photographers -- Ashbolt competition print openmonochrome castlehilllighthousePhotographer and Flagpole Photographers Camera Club member Mark Ashbolt will offer a lecture on black and white photography, also known as monochrome, during the club’s meeting on May 17.

—Mark Ashbolt photo

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