The Robert Floyd Gallery, in collaboration with the Monson Arts Council, is currently showing a photographic tribute to the Kestrel Land Trust, in honor of its 50th Year serving The Valley through its preservation efforts. The exhibition is on view at the Monson Arts Council’s “House of Art”, 200 Main St in Monson.
The show is a veritable Kaleidescope of views and closeups, all taken at the several trust areas maintained by the Kestrel Land Trust. One striking group which was not represented by the award categories were details for trees, flowers and insects which were clearly the fruits of looking closely at one’s surroundings. In one striking image we see ants tending to their aphid farm.
On Friday evening awards were presented to the winners in two categories: Critters and Landscapes. There were also first and second honorable mention awards in each category, not shown here.
The first place winner in the critters category went to Barb Krawczyk for her image of a goldfinch gathering nesting material from a thistle.
The second place winner in the critters category was awarded to Larry Cadorette for his stunning portrait of a hawk shown against a white background.
The first place winner in the landscape category went to Steve Gingold for his view of the Holyoke range from Mt Pollux.
The second place in that category went to Bernie Kubiak for his subtle tonal rendering of bare trees against a somber sky.
The show will run for two weekends, from September 30 to October 9, with open hours as follows:
Fridays, Sep 30 and Oct 7, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturdays, Oct 1 and 8, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sundays, Oct 2 and 9, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This show is well worth a visit!