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ART EXHIBIT in the Betty Grant Gallery

Focus on the Natural world: Photographs by Scott Kalter and John Skelly

January 3rd-March 29th, 2020

10% of any sales will be donated to the Friends of Lyme Library.

Artists’ Reception: Wednesday January 15th, 5:30-7 pm.

After spending over thirty-five years in public education as an elementary teacher and K-8 principal (twelve of those as Lyme School principal), Scott Kalter made more time for his photography interests, particularly for capturing “bird-in-flight” images. Such photography requires extremely fast shutter speeds, long telephoto lenses, solid techniques for hand holding the cameras and lenses, and knowledge of the species’ habitat and behavior. “It is the intersection of preparation, patience, inspiration and good bit of luck,” he says. Scott lives in Lyme with his wife, Sydney Long.

When John Skelly was 10 years old, he began taking pictures with a Brownie camera and rolls of black and white film. He graduated to single lens reflex (SLR) film cameras over the years-Pentax H1a, Olympus OM1-n, and eventually a Nikon F100-and started snapping 36-exposure color prints and slides; and then came digital! With each new camera came innovative changes in automation and design. John states, “The thrill of ‘hunting’ wildlife with a camera has taken me from Alaska to Africa and in between. With patience, perseverance, a bit of luck-and a long lens-a successful day in the wilds with camera can be very rewarding.” He lives in Lyme with his wife, Helen Skelly.

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