Thursday, December 27, 2012

Kimball Library News 12/25/12

We are very fortunate to have some beautiful photography by Ron Wybranowski currently being displayed in the library.  Ron is a serious amateur photographer just starting to publicly display his work. His primary focus is on nature photography, with a goal of capturing singular images of the beautiful scenery, flowers, birds and animals which surround us all.

Recently he has been influenced by the impressionist photography of William Neill, who writes for Outdoor Photographer and lives on the doorstep of Yosemite National Park.  Neill wrote, "The images that I enjoy making the most are those that rely on emotional response and perception rather than the spectacle of the scene. I enjoy isolating the details of a scene, often to the point of abstraction."  It is a style that seeks to capture a feeling or experience rather than to achieve an accurate representation. 

The techniques used are very long exposures, sometimes aided by multiple neutral density filters, and panning the camera either horizontally or vertically to gather the sweep of the scene.  The subject matter remains much the same: sunrise, sunset, the seashore, forests and fall foliage. This impressionistic approach requires new "eyes" to see a final image which evokes a much more emotional response. The 10 images in this exhibit are the result of those efforts.

Ron has very generously offered us to raffle one of his photographs from the exhibit.  The winner can pick which photo they would like and he will mat & frame a 16X 20 for them.  Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.  The winner will be drawn on Monday, February 4th at 3:00 PM.  All proceeds go to the Friends of the Kimball Library for library events and programs.

Do you want to know the best way to be excited about the cold month of January?   Put the Jack Frost Jamboree on your calendar.  We’ll have fun that will warm you right down to your toes!  It’s exciting for children and adults that the 3rd Annual Jack Frost Jamboree is right around the corner. It will be great competing in games and winning prizes, creating winter crafts, stomping on the hill with snowshoes provided by EMS (11am-1pm weather permitting), playing miniature golf in the stacks, eating hot dogs and popcorn, drinking hot chocolate, and greeting old friends!  Once again we’ll have crafts, games, and face painting for the kids.  We have a toasty treat in store outside that’s sure to please. (Think marshmallows and chocolate...)   We’ll have a new penguin-themed golf course winding through the stacks as well as refreshments for most of the day.   This spectacular family event will take place on Saturday, January 26st, from 10:30am-2:30pm even though our doors will be open for our usual Saturday hours (10am-3pm).  Take advantage of the flurry of activities and stop by for all or part of the day.  This fun and frosty event is sponsored by ‘The Friends of Kimball Library’.

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