Tuesday, January 18, 2011

#108: "Life in Michiana" Photography Exhibit at the St. Joe Public Library

If you enjoy our literary snapshots of local life here on the blog, then I'm fairly positive that you'll love this exhibit of actual snapshots of Michiana life.  On the second floor of the St. Joe Public Library, you can find the "Life in Michiana" Photography Exhibit, featuring approximately 260 photos taken by high school students, life long residents, and everyone in between.  Notably, students from Clay High School, St. Joseph High School, and Mishawaka High School contributed photographs to the exhibit, offering a youthful lens through which to view our community.

While we missed the opening reception earlier this month, you still have until January 29th to stop by the library and view these local works of art.

Location: St. Joe Public Library, Main Branch, 304 S. Main Street, Second Floor
Hours: Exhibit open during normal library hours
Mon through Thu 10 am to 8 pm, Fri & Sat 10 am to 6 pm, Sun 10 am to 5 pm
Tip: Keep an eye out for stars and ribbons on a handful of photographs.  Those are the award-wining works of art.

Personal analysis: I love it when libraries, book shops, or other establishments focused on the written word supplement history, literature, and all of their books with the images that help us understand those ideas through a new medium and from a new perspective.  It's like the public library has turned itself into a picture-book of local life.

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