A Weston artist's Reflections on the Saugatuck can be seen at the Weston Public Library starting Saturday.
An opening reception of an exhibit featuring the work of Martin Strasmore, who's lived in town since 1999, is scheduled to take place at the library on March 16 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
The artist describes the exhibit as follows:
Since I was a teenager in England I have been taking photographs, and about thirty years ago I starting keeping journals and writing poetry.
Sitting quietly in nature opens the door to spontaneous poetry.
Focusing my eye and camera on creating the most essential and powerful image, from the total scene, stills my mind.
These photographs start in 1983 in India, where I lived for 2 years studying Yoga. During that time I was given the opportunity to photograph the many events that took place in the Ashram for the “Siddha Path” magazine. One day a trustee asked me to travel with him to visit a Warli village and photograph a remarkable artist, Jyvya, and his family.As a gift I received the painting hanging here.
The photos here are a fraction of my collection that have recorded our families adventures, and my recent long distant walks and hikes, up Kilimanjaro, across England and into the back country of Southern Iceland.
The portraits here all have stories, and all start with making a human connection with someone, often across language barriers.
According to a press release, Strasmore is an organizational consultant and executive coach. He volunteers on several town committees, and he and his wife, Kassandra, started the Committee on Sustainability.