An Ohio native and Kent State University almuna, most of Cameron’s photos on display are landscapes taken in Columbus, western states, and Nova Scotia, where she used to live. A large, eye-catching photo of Amtrak rails disappearing into a line of mountains is among viewers’ favorites.
“When I take a photograph, I focus on the center of the image and build my perspective from that point,” says Cameron, who only uses standard photo editing techniques. “My goal is to retain the image as it was viewed.” Cameron has exhibited her photos in galleries in Nova Scotia and in Hudson, OH, and she currently has an exhibit at the Akron-Canton Regional Airport.
Covey’s pen and ink drawings feature trees, flowers, shorelines, and rocks. She says that she often uses simple black and white, “to help people fill in the color in their minds and experience space with vitality.”
A licensed auctioneer, freelance writer, and musician, Covey was one of the creators of a public art project in Akron supported by the Downtown Akron Partnership that installed pianos around the city that people could play and share the experience at #playmeakron.
The artwork will be on display through mid-March.
Artists interested in displaying their work at the library can find information at www.kentfreelibrary.org or can stop by the Information Desk for an