Columbia County Photo Club Exhibits at Library

Hay Bales in Autumn by Lynne Harding

Program Description: “Colors of Columbia County”, a photographic exhibit by the members of the Columbia County Photo Club will be the latest exhibition in the library’s community room. The theme of “Colors of Columbia County” was chosen to give the photo artists the opportunity and freedom to explore the power of color in the pictures they make. This will be the eighth year for the Club’s annual show, which is hosted by the Friends of The Hudson Area Library. It is an exciting show for the members because they not only display their work, but they also are able to help aid the good work of the Friends of the Library by donating 30% of the sales to the Friends, who support library programs and collections

Date/Time: Opening Reception: Thursday, November 8, 6-8pm.

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The Best of Hudson: A Photographic Exhibition On View at the Hudson Area Library

"Mexican Radio" by Carol Denton

“Mexican Radio” by Carol Denton


The Best of Hudson: A Photographic Exhibition, sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library and the Columbia County Photo Club announce the opening of the Fourth Annual Photography Exhibit at the Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street, Hudson. Twenty-six members of the Columbia County Photo Club are participating in this exhibit, with over fifty images on display. All original photographs are for sale, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Friends of the Hudson Area Library. The exhibit will continue through October 20, 2015.
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Columbia County Photo Club Meeting at Mud Creek Environmental Center

photo by Columbia County Photo Club member Paul Abitabile

photo by Columbia County Photo Club member Paul Abitabile


The Columbia County Photo Club, which meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at the Hudson Area Library, will be holding a meeting this Saturday, October 27th at the Mud Creek Environmental Center meeting room. Mud Creek is located at the back of the Columbia County Soil & Water Conservation building on Route 66. The club will meet from 9am-11am. Members are encouraged to get there ahead of time to walk the trails and capture some early morning shots. All are welcome. For more information, contact Paul at abit @ mhcable.com. The theme for this month’s meeting is: atmospheric conditions. Feel free to bring photos to share that fit the theme!

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Arts Walk Weekend with the Friends of the Hudson Area Library!

The Friends of the Hudson Area Library announces its special two-day Art Book Sale to be held on Friday, October 5th and Saturday, October 6th. This unique sale will take place at the Hudson Area Library Book Sale Room on Friday from 1pm until 4pm, and on Saturday from 10am until 3pm. The sale features a large selection of both hard and soft cover books on art, graphic design, photography, industrial design, architecture, and interior design, as well as many books on art history, artist’s monographs, crafts, techniques and artists biographies. All books will be offered at low discount prices for this special sale. Art books also make great gifts for the artists or enthusiasts on your holiday list, so be sure to not miss this wonderful opportunity to purchase great books at great prices!

“Open Book” by Daniel Region, archival inkjet print, 12’x9’

Also this weekend, check out “Open Book, an Open Photographic Exhibition”, on exhibit at the Library during open hours. Presented by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library and the Columbia County Photo Club, this exhibit features the work of sixteen members of the Columbia County Photo Club. Among the exhibited photographs are landscapes, flora, book studies and other still lifes by: Paul Abitabile, Bridget Arnold, C.C.Bailey, Ken Bovat, Ralph Gargone, J. Pierre Gontier, Deirdre Haber Malfatto, Thomas Holleufer, Joan Lezette-Miller, Peter Marotta, Marie (Beth) Meehan, Daniel Region, Vel Riberto, Doug Stalker, Sarah Sterling and Patricia Williams. The photographs are located in the computer room on the first floor of the library and along the hallway of the second floor of the library. All photographs are for individual purchase at the Library and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Hudson Area Library. For more information click here.

This weekend there will also be a special cook book sale at the Chili Cook-off at the Hudson Waterfront Park Saturday, October 6th from 11 to 4pm. This one-time only event will offer a large and eclectic collection of vintage, new and gently-used cookbooks in many categories, including gourmet, children’s, quick meals and menus, as well as books on fall and winter dishes, holiday entertaining and more. For more information click here.

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