Pat Glennon of Rockland, a RAW Photographer of the Week and First Place winner of the "April Showers" contest, will have his first-ever photo exhibit at the Rockland Memorial Library next month. Woo-hoo!
The exhibit is part of the library's Art in the Rotunda series in which the library displays the work of local artists in a gallery space in, naturally, the rotunda.
Pat says he'll hang 16 photos, all 8x10s. "Leading strength to the credo that the camera does not make the photographer," he writes, "5 of the 16 were taken with my old point-and-shoot." (He now uses a Nikon D80.)
His show opens Monday, Oct. 5 and runs through Friday, Oct. 30. His opening reception is 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday the 6th. The library's regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Thursday, and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. The library is at 20 Belmont St. (781-878-1236).
Here is Pat's artist statement about the show:
All photos in this collection have been taken since I started the journey that is "Project 365". In its simplest form, "Project 365" involves publishing a new photo every day for an entire year. Most days I take many more than one photo. I choose one from each day's photos and post it to my website, Annoyingly Boring?.
Most of my photos capture local subjects or locations. A location or subject need not be exotic to excite the mind or spirit. Capturing the everyday, the ordinary, in interesting ways is an enjoyable challenge.
I first became aware of “Project 365” in 2007. However, I didn’t latch on immediately as I had never really considered myself much of a photographer. I had never used a camera for more than family snapshots. Yet, as time went on and I learned more about the project, I began to feel it was something that I just had to attempt. I started on Feb. 2, 2008, and have continued every day since.
The practice of daily photography is a wonderful way to chronicle a year, and it has changed the way I see the world around me. I've noticed that my appreciation for subtle moments has grown each day. I am tuned into the little things in the pursuit of images that preserve memories that might otherwise leave me when my head hits the pillow.
And his bio:
Self-taught, Pat Glennon is a lifelong resident of the South Shore; he grew up in Weymouth and now lives in Rockland with his wife of nearly 14 years and their four children. He works evenings in the financial services industry, which allows him time to be at home days with his children.
By the way, Pat also will have his work for sale at the Third Annual Holiday Bazaar, sponsored by the Rockland Trust Women of Action Committee, at the Monponsett Inn, 550 Monponsett St., Halifax, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1.
Pat calls his first exhibit "a rush. I still don't know what I am doing half the time, but I think that works for me in some fashion."
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