Neil M. Shively, a photographer currently residing in Cushing, has installed an exhibit of his photography work at the Thomaston Public

Library. The display, located on the library’s lower-level “wall of art,” will remain up until the second week of December.

Shively was schooled at Ohio University in photography and studied motion picture photography at the U.S. Army signal school.  After leaving military service, he became a professional pilot and worked with commuter airlines and many corporate flight departments.

Throughout his career, he continued to work as a photographer, contributing photos to aviation and architectural magazines and doing freelance commercial work. Shively, now retired, still pursues photography actively and takes many of his photos from his kayak.

The photos in the display, including images taken in the United States, Ireland and Kenya, will be open to the public during all of the library’s hours of operation, Mondays through Saturdays.

For more information, contact the Thomaston library at 354-2453. The library is located in the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Parking is in the back.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to