Art at the Library
The current exhibition in the Art at the Library series at the Hillsboro Library features the photography of Gwen Balogh.
Balogh is a Little Levels artist who finds almost all her inspiration roaming the wooded hills and meadows right in her own back yard. She received her first digital camera is 2007, and within a year digital photography and art had become one of her biggest passions.
“I love digital photography as an art medium,” Balogh explains. “Every time I head outdoors, camera in hand, I’m an explorer embarking on a new adventure! Certain natural shapes and patterns really pop out at – like the spiral of a snail shell, a mackerel sky or rocks adorned with lichens. My landscapes often have a strong spiritual element, because I feel closest to the Creator when I’m out in nature. This feeling is especially strong on misty spring mornings, or when the sky begins to clear after a storm, or when I sit on a cliff and watch the shadows of clouds rolling over these beloved mountains. The same holds true for the miniature scenes I encounter within a few square inches of the mossy forest floor, or frost on a window pane, or a katydid’s wing. My camera allows me to commune intimately with even these smallest worlds, and, through my art, to communicate my love of nature with others.”
Balogh’s work was selected for the Season of Colors juried art exhibitions at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Gwen Balogh’s photography will be on display through March at the Hillsboro Library. The public is invited to an artist’s reception at the library on Friday, March 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.