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UMFK Photography Club exhibit at Blake Library

November 7, 2011

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Kaitlyn Martin

An exhibit of photographic works by members of the University of Maine at Fort Kent Photography club is on display in the Blake Library Gallery through Monday, November 28.

The exhibition is an insider's look at each individual's experience as a photographer. More than 80 photos are on exhibit, ranging from nature, still lifes, wildlife, landscapes, abstract, to mention a few. The exhibit can be viewed during regular library hours.

The following fourteen club members have displayed their work: UMFK students, Christina Beaulieu; Heather Bouchard; Anthony Brain; Stephanie Chick; Devon Cote; Mya Cyr; Sarah Englund; Tia Lea Flaherty; and Mira Michaud. UMFK faculty member, Dr. Doris Metz; UMFK alumnae Kim Brain; Kaitlyn Martin, a fourth grader from Madawaska Elementary School; and community members Jane Michaud and Polly Hafford.

According to Kaitlyn Martin, “I‘ve been doing photography for the past three months and I enjoy taking nature pictures. I take photography because I want to get better at it.”

“Photography is more than just clicking a button, it's something I have a tendency to get lost in,” adds Tia Lea Flaherty.

The photography club was started in May of 2011 and has grown from 19 members to over 80 members. Its mission is to spread the enthusiasm of photography: to create a welcoming venue, where community members can assemble to share the passion for photography; to set-up a schedule of meetings, discussion topics, training sessions or seminars, and field trip experiences; and to provide a framework to build essential skills, enhance skills, and display their work.

For more information on the exhibit or library hours, please contact Gallery Curator Sofia Birden at 834-7527.