Saturday, July 1, 2017

Art in the Stacks: Alida O’Loughlin

The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library are pleased to present "Moments of Light", an exhibit of photographs by Alida O’Loughlin. The exhibit will be on display on the lower level of the library during regular library hours throughout the month of July.

Alida O’Loughlin grew up in Holland, close to the North Sea, "where" she states, "there was always a special interplay between the sky, the clouds, the wind, the water and whatever sunlight might bring shadows". She now lives and works on Martha’s Vineyard where many of her more recent photographs are taken.

Alida came to professional photography late in life. She is self-taught and uses both a simple non-digital camera as well as a digital. She does not use any kind of photoshop. In 2003 she won first prize for Professional Photography in both the Landscape and the Seascape category at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair. Her work is included in the Martha's Vineyard Hospital Art Collection.

The Vineyard Haven Public Library's "Art in the Stacks" space features rotating monthly exhibits and is managed by the Friends of the Library. The library also has a permanent collection of artworks that are displayed throughout the year, including 12 paintings by Vineyard artist Captain John Ivory. Artists interested in showing their work may contact the library at (508) 696-4210.

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