From a photographer's perspective, Simsbury has it all—beautiful landscapes, abundant wildlife, and a rich history. All are elements that are celebrated in a new photography exhibit that displays work by members of the Simsbury Camera Club.
When the town received a state preservation grant to paint the interior of Eno Memorial Hall, Public Works Director Tom Roy saw an opportunity for another type of decoration.
"It was a good opportunity to decorate the building with some sort of theme," Roy said.
That theme was Simsbury—a town rich in visual appeal.
Roy contacted the Simsbury Camera Club to arrange a themed display of local photography.
"It was a really exciting opportunity for us since a lot of our work stays within the club," club Vice President Danielle D'Ermo said.
A selection committee, made up of Lea Anne Moran, Ray Padron, Danielle D'Ermo, Alene Galin, and Cathy Thiem, chose from approximately 250 photographs and narrowed it down to 30 photographs.
"There are some really neat photos and different rooms have different themes," Roy said.
The Youth Room is decorated with photography depicting youth; the upstairs conference room covers local wildlife; and the north conference room takes a look at the Farmington River.
The exhibit displays work from the following photographers:
Dick Clark, Danielle D'Ermo, Alene Galin, Nathan Gutman, Bruce Metzger, Jim Patrina, Ray Padron, John McGarry, Lea Anne Moran, Geoff Mather, and Cathy Thiem
Residents are encouraged to tour the building and the work of Simsbury Camera Club members. Prints of the displayed photographs are available for purchase through the club.
The Simsbury Camera Club was established in 1955 and has been in operation ever since.
For more information about the club, visit www.simburycameraclub.com