2015 Newtown and Beyond Opening Reception

The Flagpole Photographers 6th Annual “Newtown and Beyond” Photography Exhibit Opening Reception was held on Sunday, November 8th, at the Newtown Municipal Center. The exhibit features 219 photos by 17 photographers who are members of the local camera club and runs through November 25. Over 75 people gathered to enjoy a wonderful array of appetizers and desserts while viewing the photos at the reception. Attendees were also treated to the outstanding musical talents of John Voket during the opening event.

Thanks to a recent grant from the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission, the club was able to acquire additional exhibit display materials to make this their largest exhibit yet. The club used a portion of the grant funds to purchase additional display molding strips which they donated to the Town of Newtown for permanent installation at the Municipal Center. This molding allows for both sides of the hallway to be used by all exhibitors with displays at the Center.

Most of the photos in the exhibit are available for sale. Purchase request sheets are located at the information tables on each end of the building. Purchase requests may also be sent to: Rhonda@CCullens.com

The “Newtown and Beyond” exhibit will be on display through November 25 and may be viewed during regular Municipal Center hours of Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 4:30.
Newtown and Beyond Opening ReceptionClub member Chane Cullens discusses his exhibit photos with reception guest, Sophie Zyla. In the background, Gabrielle Gleason (left) and First Selectman Pat Llodra (right) admire the exhibit photos on display.

Newtown and Beyond Opening ReceptionReception guests enjoy appetizers and desserts. Frederic Gindraux (center looking at camera), Joan Gindraux (left), Terri and Bob Berthier (behind at table), Sue Bonacci and Tracy Van Buskirk (right side of photo.)

Newtown and Beyond Opening ReceptionJohn Voket entertains reception attendees with his musical talent.

Newtown and Beyond Opening ReceptionFlagpole members Sandy Schill (left) and Sue Bonacci (right) stand next to two of Bonacci’s artistic photos of paint jars and paint brushes.

Newtown and Beyond Opening ReceptionFlagpole member Darrell Harrington stands next to his nighttime photos of New York City.

Newtown and Beyond Opening ReceptionFlagpole member Linda Lubinsky (right) and reception guest Mike Lynch (left) view some of the exhibit photos.

Newtown and Beyond Opening ReceptionFlagpole member Lucy Gainsback coordinated the Exhibit Opening Reception.

Newtown and Beyond Exhibit Photos of Photos

Exhibit Chair, Rhonda Cullens (right), with club member, Jim Talarino (left) and his photo of the Newtown Flagpole and the Super Moon.

Newtown and Beyond Exhibit Photos of Photos

Flagpole members (left to right): Mark Ashbolt, Linda Lubinsky, Sue Bonacci, Lucy Gainsback, and Chane Cullens.

Photos by: Rhonda Cullens