Library displays photographic art

This photo is titled ‘Pappillo Demodocus’.

Katrina Owens
Lakeside Leader

Have you ever heard of macro photography? It’s where a photographer takes extremely close-up pictures of itty bitty creatures and organisms. If that sounds intriguing, you’re in luck because the Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library is showing this type of photography in an exhibit until April 5th, 2017.
“Four times per year the library brings in art to showcase on our ‘Art Wall’ through The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program,” says library manager Lana Gutowski. “We are now hosting the ‘Flying Colours’ exhibit, which features the stunning macro photography of artist Robert Chelmick.”
Gutowski adds, “Twelve close-up shots of butterfly wings depict textures the naked eye cannot see and the abstractions result in dynamic and artful images reminiscent of features, eyes, leaves, cacti, landscapes and even topographic maps.”
The exhibit is free to see and is open during library hours – Monday to Thursday 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
“Come in to visit and see for yourself the breathtaking beauty and color in the texture of the butterfly wing,” says Gutowski.


One of the three pictures on display – titled Parnassois Apollo.
The third photo included in the ‘macro-photography’ is pictured left. It is titled ‘Salamis Duprei’.
The exhibit was put on as part of The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program. This one exhibit comes through Slave Lake four times per year.

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