Sterling Arts Collaborative Presents 1835 City Hall Photography Exhibition

STERLING – A two-day photography fair, held at Sterling 1835 Town Hall, wrapped up last Sunday attracting the attention of talented photographers and visitors to the area.

A wide range of images were on display, including local and global landscapes, creative images of flowers and animals, architectural, documentary and macro interpretations.

Photographer and instructor Ronald Rosenstock served as exhibit judge and selected four images for recognition awards. Rosenstock chose from over sixty entries applying her criteria, including expressions of simplicity, composition, lighting, and creativity. Equally important, he said, was the “depth of feeling” evoked by the images. “Feel is more important than depth of field,” citing a camera feature.

Pamela McCassey with her image, which received an honorable mention at the Sterling Arts Collaborative photography exhibition.

Awards went to Michelle Cumming for her black and white image of mysterious ancient standing stones in Scotland; Desmond Johnson for his tonal black and white presentation of stems with water; and Simon Gregory, a Vietnam War veteran, for his sunlit image of a Buddha statue, rounding out first, second and third place. Pamela McCassey’s architectural image of a church in Portugal earned honorable mention.

Simon Gregory's Buddah entry in the photography exhibition won third place at the Sterling Arts Collaborate photography exhibition.

The photography exhibition was sponsored by the Sterling Arts Collaborative and followed an earlier art exhibition held last fall. A future collaborative event includes two historic one-woman performances scheduled for Chocksett Middle School and Sterling Senior Center in May.

The collaboration is also looking at an adult poetry reading and musical performance program for later this year.

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Stewart C. Hartline