ART and MUSIC IN THE LIBRARY


The Photography of Don Ranelli
July through August 2017

 

The South Jefferson Public Library, located at 49 Church Street, Summit Point, WV, is pleased to announce a display and sale of photographs taken by Don Ranelli for the months of July and August, 2017.  Don, the library’s founder and President of its board until his death in July of 2010, was an avid and talented amateur photographer. He traveled whenever possible and took photographs of landmarks and scenery as well as people and architecture, but he had favorite subjects for his picture taking!

The main subjects he enjoyed were trains and lighthouses. He knew their histories and many times added that information to the back or front of his favorites. Lighthouses he snapped photos of were in Hawaii and states of California, Oregon and Washington, Maine, Nova Scotia, New Jersey, Connecticut, Long Island, Delaware, Maryland and Florida, the Outer Banks and more as well as the Great Lakes, especially Lake Michigan.

Train photos include modern trains and stations, but also steam engines from all over the US and even Canada. In his lifetime he belonged “Rail Fans” and got many opportunities to travel with them to ride and take photos of trains in the Grand Canyon and Canadian Rockies as well as West Virginia’s Cass Railroad and so many more. He founded a group of friends called the “Train Gang” and arranged trips with and for them to ride trains in many states!

A great many of his photos, some framed, some enlarged, and some just snapshots, will be for sale in the library during July and August, 2017. ALL PROFITS from this sale will go towards the new building fund for a needed addition to the South Jefferson Library.  This display can be viewed in the meeting room during library hours: Monday through Thursday 10-7, Saturdays 10-5, and Sundays 1-5. The library is closed Fridays.  Come find a favorite and help Don to continue supporting our community library even now!!

 

The Library is pleased to provide opportunities for local artists to exhibit their work in our meeting room for up to two months at a time.

Announcements of past, present, and future exhibits are shown on this page. Please click HERE to send an e-mail if you wish to be considered for presenting an exhibit or a concert, or for other information about these programs.

 


Portions of the arts and music programs at the South Jefferson Public Library are funded by a Community Services Grant from the Arts & Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County, a United Way participant.