“From Our Yards” Gallery Exhibit Opening Reception Text Size
Event takes place on February 01, 2015 at 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Wistariahurst Musuem, 238 Cabot Street, Holyoke
The Photography of Les Campbell and Elaine Darr-Morton
Meet Les Campbell and Elaine Darr-Morton at the opening reception on
Sunday, February 1, from 2 pm to 4pm.
From our Yards:Natural Landscapes will be on view through March 30.
The Wistariahurst Gallery is open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 12pm – 4pm.
Admission to the exhibit is $3 general, and free for members.
Living on the edge of the shores of the great Quabbin Reservoir, Les Campbell’s “yard” is full of the local flora and fauna and magnificent landscapes of this part of New England. In another “yard” he captures the picturesque rural New England farmstead. His lens captures the native wildlife in action with a respect for the natural landscape. Elaine Darr-Morton’s “yard” is on the Maine coast. From her front steps of this yard she overlooks Frenchman’s Bay with Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park’s Mount Cadillac in the background. Together their lenses reflect New England’s bountiful and beautiful natural environments. Their personal approach to photography is straightforward, pictorial documentation of the subjects. The intent and emphasis is on capturing the essence of the subject at a particular time. The composition and lighting are second only to the all-important “decisive moment” of exposure.
Les Campbell is among the best-known photographers of the Pioneer Valley. His work has appeared in National Geographic and National Audubon and he has received many honors from the Photographic Society of America. Elaine Darr-Morton, studied with Les and has frequently shown her work in area galleries. Together they operate the Sky Meadow Gallery in Belchertown, MA. Click here to visit their website.
Posted on January 7, 2015 by Wistaria Hurst