This February at the Northeast Harbor Library Krista Thorsell will exhibit large format, colorful photographs of flowers in the Mellon Room.
February can be a struggle with winter dragging on. Giving way to superstitions we look to a large rodent to give us the hope that winter will be ending soon. This photography of larger than life flower faces seems like a welcomed reminder that an amazing and vibrant season is just around the corner. We’re almost there!
Krista carefully frames her images; she doesn’t like to rely on post-editing unless trying to achieve a look that isn’t possible with standard photography. Beauty is so readily available in the world and she wants to capture it as she sees it in the fleeting moments that can’t be replicated and shouldn’t need to be edited. Her photographs are an attempt to obtain genuine moments created by our interactions with our physical environment. “Photography is my medicine, my escape, the way I relate to the world around me. My true passion lies behind the camera,” says Thorsell. A native of Western New York, Thorsell is a graduate of College of the Atlantic and has lived on the island for nine years.
A reception will be held at the library Thursday, February 8th, from 6:30 – 8:30. The reception will be catered by Amanda Kendall of Sassafras catering and is open to the public. In the event of snow, the reception will be held the following Thursday, February 15th from 6:30 – 8:30.
The exhibit is available for viewing during the library’s operating hours. The room is sometimes booked for private use, please call ahead to check availability at 207 276 3333.