From The Newtown Bee, October 30, 2015
Annual Flagpole Photographers ‘Newtown & Beyond’ Photo Exhibition Opens November 2
A collage of images offers a look at some of the photographs that will be included in this year’s “Newtown & Beyond” exhibition, which will be on view at Newtown Municipal Center weekdays in November.
The Flagpole Photographers Camera Club will be offering an exhibit of some of the best work of its members during the month of November at Newtown Municipal Center. In this 6th Annual “Newtown & Beyond” Exhibit, many photos of Newtown will be featured, but there will also be photos taken across the country and around the world. Most of the photographs on display will be available for purchase.
The building’s main hallway, with grand arches, provides a beautiful gallery setting to showcase this large collection of photographs.
An opening reception will be celebrated on Sunday, November 8, from 2-4 pm. The public is invited to meet the photographers and enjoy refreshments and music while viewing the exhibit.
The Flagpole Photographers are the recent recipients of a generous grant from Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC), which allowed them to purchase additional exhibit display supplies that will be utilized in this exhibit. NCAC is also a co-sponsor of this exhibit.
The public can view “Newtown & Beyond” during regular municipal center hours, Monday through Friday between 8 am and 5 pm, until November 25. Newtown Municipal Center is at 3 Primrose Street, within the Fairfield Hills campus.
Flagpole Photographers Camera Club is a local non-profit group that enables members to share their images and expertise, to learn and grow in their photography, and to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow photographers. Members come from diverse backgrounds, with photographic skills ranging from beginning novices to professional photographers. Anyone interested in photography, whether just starting out or someone who has been shooting photos for many years, can find a place within the club.
Club meetings and competitions are held at Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road in Sandy Hook. Members compete each month in a different assigned subject, as well as in three additional categories: Open Digital, Open Color and Open Monochrome. While the competition is only open to members, the public is invited to listen to critiques and learn about photography.
The club also holds program nights on a variety of photo related topics which are also open to the public. There is no charge to attend Flagpole Photographers Camera Club meetings, which are usually held on the fourth Thursday of every month, September through June.
New members are always welcome to join the club. Dues are $35 per person or $55 for a family. Students may join at no charge.