Beth Francis photos featured at CMMC gallery


LEWISTON — The Central Maine Medical Center Woman’s Hospital Association is featuring the work of photographer Beth Francis at its Rotating Art Gallery in the Main Lobby at CMMC during January. Also on display are works by young artists participating in the Lewiston Housing Authority-sponsored Youth Enrichment Program. Francis, a graphic artist, has had a life-long interest in photography. After taking up digital photography in 2006, she realized, “I’m artistic, not a professional photographer. I tried learning the technical side of cameras … but I became lost in it. My pictures lost their feel, I lost my joy,” she said, “so I went back to taking snap shots. What changed my mind about sharing my photos was the wisdom a professional photographer shared with me. He said: ‘Don’t fret. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.’ ” The exhibit will continue through Jan. 28.