Local photographers to have work showcased at New Britain Museum of American Art

August 14, 2014

See artwork from the summertime library programs in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville, and Southington at a free exhibit highlighting programs funded by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. The reception will be held at the New Britain Museum of American Art Thursday, August 21, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through Sunday, August 24.

The Southington Library and Museum sponsored an Intergenerational Summer Photojournalism Project: See What We See – Bridging Generations through the Lens with the grant funds from The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. Teens and Generation 55+ members of the community were invited to participate.

The library received support from the Calendar House and STEPS. Record-Journal photojournalist, Farrah Duffany and Meriden photographer Jennifer Piccirillo presented photojournalism, cut lines and photo composition workshops to the Southington teams.

The library was successful in creating 10 teams. Several teams were composed of family members; the remaining teams were randomly matched. Each team was given the assignment to work collaboratively taking photographs of Southington architecture and to write a brief description of their chosen subject.

Southington Library will exhibit the photos from the project, See What We See – Bridging Generations through the Lens, in the Gallery at the Library, 255 Main Street, during September. The public is invited to a reception, Wednesday Sept. 10, from 6-7 p.m. in the library Café to meet the photographers and see their photos from around Southington.

Members of the photography teams include, Sarthak Agrawal, Marilyn Cronin,

Dick Fortunato, Andrew Hoy Wong, Jennifer Hoy Wong, Sammy Jacques, Harry Lew,

Lucile Lew, Sarah Lew, Donna Lewis, Jennica Lewis, Sue Miller, Arlene Perkins,

Ariel Perry, June Perry, Emma Plourde, Avielle Nanfito, Dan Purushotham, Dan Saucier, Sue Saucier, Marissa Sisco and Ruth Warner.

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