The John C. Hart Library is pleased to announce an exhibit of photographs by artist Paul Gherson with a reception on Saturday, January 8 from 2:00-4:00 PM with Music.
About the artist
Paul Gherson retired from a career as an engineer designing medical instruments a few years ago. He now has more time to pursue his love for travel and photography. His other artistic activities involve repairing pianos, being docent at the Katonah Art Museum and ushering at the Caramoor Music Festival. Every month he enjoys singing and playing the musical saw for the patients of the Burke Rehabilitation Center in White Plains.
A word from the photographer
When visiting a destination where I have been before, I find a certain comfort in recognizing the familiar places. The real excitement comes however from meeting old friends and making new ones. A trip is never boring when you look for the human touch.
The images in this exhibition were captured during two visits to Japan, in April 2007 and April 2010, at the time of the year when the Japanese celebrate the cherry blossom (“sakura”). The pictures were not taken with the intent of being displayed; rather, they were “discovered” in my collection when I had the chance to prepare this show. The matting and frames were chosen individually for each picture, even if this may affect somewhat the cohesion of the exhibition.
The Hart Library, Yorktown’s Community Library, is located at 1130 East Main Street, Shrub Oak, New York. It is open: Monday-Wednesday 10:00 – 8:00, Thursday 1:00 – 8:00, Friday 1:00 – 5:00, Saturday 10:00-5:00 and Sunday 1:00-4:00. (914) 245-5262, x-227. www.yorktownlibrary.org.
Photo courtesy John C. Hart Memorial Library