By Kathy Collins

The current exhibit in the John Crawford Gallery at the SouthShore Regional Library in Ruskin is the Annual i-Phone Photography Exhibit. The exhibit features photographs from Suzanne Austin-Hill, Stan Lipski and Kadie Lucas. All photographs were taken on an i-Phone or tablet.

Laurie Burhop, Art Coordinator for the library said, “This exhibit is very interesting because the three artists all have a different perspective of their subjects. Stan Lipski alters some of his photos with an app and many of them have a very painterly appearance to them. Kadie Lucas has many close ups of nature, and Suanne Austin-Hill’s photography is a mix of travel, people and objects.”

When asked why feature photographs taken specifically with an i-Phone or tablet, Burhop said, “I think it is amazing how the i-Phone has played such a large role in photography today. With the convenience of having our phones with us most of the time, it enables us to capture so many things that we might not have captured before. The i-Phone cameras also are so sophisticated in what they can do.”

The library also features a photography exhibit at other times of the year. So if you love to take photos the old fashioned way, be on the look out for the next Call To Artists for a photography exhibit.

All of the photos in the current exhibit are stunning. The clarity in Lucas and Austin-Hill’s photos makes you feel like you are looking at the real thing. Lipski’s photos added an extra layer of creativity thanks to the app he uses.

Burhop added, “We hope that people will just enjoy the exhibit for the simplicity of what photography can bring. They provide an opportunity to escape into the photos of travel and the beauty of nature.”

The next exhibit in the John Crawford Gallery at the SouthShore Regional Library will feature the artwork of local artists who share their talents by being instructors at the library’s many arts classes. An opening reception is set for Thursday, September 3 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. In addition, The Sout­­­­­hShore Arts Council will be exhibiting their work in the Community Gallery during the month of September.

The SouthShore Regional Library is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin.

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