Athol Public Library Art Exhibition
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Schedule of Upcoming Shows:
- We are currently looking for new artists to apply
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- On view now: A Quabbin Farm Album by Oliver Scott Snure in the conference room
Exhibit: A Quabbin Farm Album by Oliver Scott Snure
Oliver Scott Snure has been photographing people for about a decade and feels lucky to have the opportunity to photograph so many interesting and inspuring subjects, including the farmers you will see in this body of work.
Oliver started photographing Quabbin area farmers in 2015 as part of a set of local projects by Quabbin Harvest Co-op and Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust. He was part of the 2015 "Farm Values" project that focussed on the past and present of agriculture in the area.
Oliver writes: "Local farms and the men and women who work them are among the oldest and yet most unendingly relevant parts of our society. With modern advancements we tend to forget where the things and foods we consume actually come from so maintaining a personal connection to the earth we stand on is increasingly vital to society and our humanity.
Having the opportunity to meet and photograph the farmers around the Quabbin has been extremely gratifying. Hopefully sharing with the public the images ans stories of the farmers in this area will make us all more conscious of the beautiful ecology that surrounds and sustains us."
Some of Oliver's farmer protraits are also featured in A Quabbin Farm Album by Cathy Stanton, published by Haley's in Athol and available in area stores or at quabbinfarmalbum.com.
This exhibit is supported in part by a grant from the cultural councils of Orange, Wendell, and Petersham, local agencies which are supported by Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Additaional support is from a local crowd-funded campaign. We are grateful to all thowse who have contributed.
While attending the University of Massachusetts and then the Hallmark Institute of Photography, Oliver fell in love with the Pioneer Valley and quickly adopted it as his home. He moved to New York City for five years to pursue his business and build his expertise in photography, returning to Northampton early 2015.
The farmer project came at a perfect time where Oliver was looking for a personal project that would allow him to meet people in his community that he otherwise wouldn't get to know. Quabbin Harvest's need for protraits of their farmers was a perfect match and he is so grateful to have the opportunity to meet just a few of the wonderful farmers in this area.
Learn more at: https://www.oliverscottphoto.com/farmers.
Library Hours: On view during library open hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday : 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Closed all Legal Holidays