Chestnut Hill Gallery owner Judith Cornelius hangs one of the photographs that will be featured at the gallery, located at 107 Chestnut Street Oct. 26 through the first week of November. The photography show is entitled "The Ozarks and Beyond" and will feature four local photographers. The show will be open on Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
THAYER -- The Chestnut Art Gallery will reopen Oct. 26 with a photography show entitled "The Ozarks and Beyond." The show will remain open through the first week of November. The new hours will be Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The gallery is owned and operated by Judith Cornelius and is located at 107 Chestnut Street in Thayer.
"The Ozarks and Beyond will feature four local photographers, two veterans and two up and coming young men," Cornelius said.
Steven Looney is one of the featured photographers. He started his interest in photography as a hobby in the early 1970s while in the U.S. Navy.
"He would send his pictures home to his family. He lived in California for many years and took some classes at a college in southern California," Cornelius said. She added that when he moved back to the Ozarks a few years ago, he continued his hobby with glimpses of Ozark flora and fauna.
She said Looney is still in the learning process turning to the electric world through digital cameras and graphic computer programs.
Lisa Shipp, a Thayer resident, will also have her work featured at the show.
She said she has been interested in photography since she was very young. Shipp has also gone to digital cameras in her work. "Lisa captures the beauty of nature and scenes from all over the Ozarks, from rushing streams to the glory of a fall sunset," Cornelius said.
The two young photographers included in the show, Grant Martin, son of Mark and Monica Martin and Talon Lawrence, son of Shawnie and Tracey Lowther are both local high school students.
"Martin has been interested in photography for several years, which, since he is a sophomore in high school, was at a very early age. He has an incredible eye for finding fascinating things. mostly outdoors. It might be a tiny bug or a single drop of water in a pond or morning dew on a spider web," she said.
Lawrence's photos are interesting angles and alley views from a trip to Italy. Cornelius said he has captured panoramic views of the cities and country and architecture dating back hundreds of years.
The Chestnut Hill Gallery represents several area artists whose art work is on permanent display for everyone to enjoy and will continue to have special revolving exhibits during the year.