LEWISTON – Arlene McConnell and Joanne and Joseph Julias have their photography work on display during March at the Central Maine Medical Center Rotating Art Gallery.

Being a self-taught photographer since the age of 10, McConnell has an interest in documenting people, animals, places, events, wildlife and life in general.

She said, “Of course with new digital technology available and the interest of what each individual is looking for, the opportunities are endless. At this present time my images are only in 35 mm. As I continue to grow and learn with the new technology, I anticipate the images that await me.”

She said, “When I am not working with my husband selling used cars as my full-time position, I prefer capturing that moment for myself or others who are interested in being documented. I especially enjoy following my grandchildren around in their natural state. You never know what they’ll be doing or the type of reaction they have to animals or this world, as they are in a world all of their own! I think they are my most favorite to photograph!”

“I have had the opportunities of displaying my work locally and enjoy pursuing and entering contests that may arise in local areas and photography magazines.”

Joanne Julias of Topsham said, “My husband and I share a love of photography and travel. We have traveled all over the United States and Europe. Both of us have our own field of interest in photography.

“Joe loves to shoot lighthouses and seascapes. He plans on photographing every lighthouse in Maine and the New England area. I shoot florals, architecture and everyday life.

“Our photos have been on display at several restaurants in the Portland, Brunswick and Falmouth area. Joe’s photo, ‘Queen Mary II with Portland Head Light,’ was featured in the Light House Depot catalogue for the year in 2005. My photo, ‘Solitude,’ won honorable mention at the Bath Heritage Days Art in the Park in 2005.

The Julias’ photos are available at art shows, some restaurants and by phone at JJ Photos, 725-6803.

For more information on the CMMC exhibits, contact Kathleen Cormier at 346-3462 or the Woman’s Hospital Association Gift Shop at 795-2295.


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