New Woodstock A photography exhibit by local resident Jerry Weimar will be at the New Woodstock Free Library July 16 through Aug. 31. The exhibit will be open for public viewing during all regular library hours.
A reception for the artist will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday July 18, at the library located at 2106 Main St. (Route 13) in the hamlet of New Woodstock. The reception is free and open to the public.
Weimar grew up in Upstate New York as the oldest of seven children. His parents took them on frequent day trips and vacations to Lake Ontario, the Finger Lakes, the Adirondacks, and the Thousand Islands, where he learned to appreciate the outdoors.
As an adult, Weimar’s interest in the Adirondacks grew and he eventually climbed all of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks (46er No. 3031). The beauty and serenity of the Adirondacks inspired his original interest in photography, as a way to express the emotions felt while enjoying the natural world in all its glory. He has had an avid interest in photography for 15 years, and does his own photo-finishing and prints in his Digital Dark Room in New Woodstock.
The exhibit will feature photographs from the local area, Maine, Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Gettysburg and the western United States. The exhibit will be refreshed with photographs from England and Wales mid-way through the show. Photo-choreographed videos of many additional images will also be available for viewing. Visitors will have an opportunity to win free prints by participating in contests to name, or identify the location of, several of the photographs.
In addition to the on-site exhibit, Weimar’s photos can be viewed online at photo.net/photos/JerryWeimar.
The New Woodstock Free Library is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. The library is also open whenever the blue library symbol flag is flying out front. Children’s hour is at 11 a.m. every Tuesday.
For more information about the exhibit and the other programs and events at the library call 662-3134 or visit the library’s web page at midyork.org/newwoodstock.