Artist Sue Reehm’s new exhibition on display at Pope Memorial Humane Society

Pope Memorial Humane Society is pleased to announce the newest exhibition of artwork is now being displayed on the Art Wall in the lobby of the shelter. The current show, featuring pieces by Sue Reehm, will be on display and available for purchase through January 31st.

Sue lives in South Thomaston, having relocated from the Philadelphia area in 2018. She earned her BFA in Photography at Moore College of Art, followed by a number of years as a staff and freelance photographer primarily in the area of portraiture and photojournalism. Her artistic pursuits were interrupted for many years by a move into the business world. Patience and hard work paid off, and she was able to years ago, to return to photography for the art of it and the ultimate goal of making it her full-time pursuit. Since returning to being a working photographer she has had a number of private commissions, and has participated in a number of group shows in the Philadelphia area, as well as Colorado, Virginia, California and here in Maine.

The animal images displayed on the art wall at Pope Memorial Humane Society are from a series titled “Portraits in Captivity”, all of which are taken at zoos, sanctuaries and farms with the intent to eliminate the surroundings and capture the style and personality of the animals as if they were invited to a studio to have a portrait taken.

The images from Maine are from various places, taken of the past several years as Sue wandered around soaking in the beauty that is her adopted home.

To check out more of Sue’s work, visit her website at

Pope Memorial Humane Society is devoted to caring for and placing unwanted and abandoned animals in loving homes; promoting responsible pet ownership and humane treatment of all animals.

Pope Memorial Humane Society was founded in 1989 in response to the needs of homeless animals – their protection, care and adoption. Money was raised to purchase the land between Dexter Street Extension and Buttermilk Lane in Thomaston, Maine. With generous support of many animal lovers, and a substantial mortgage, the shelter was built and opened in November 1991. Since that day thousands of animals have been lovingly tended, rehabilitated and adopted.

The following towns contract with the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County:  Rockland, Thomaston, Warren, Owls Head, St. George, Port Clyde, Martinsville & Tenants Harbor; So. Thomaston, Spruce Head, Union, Cushing, Matinicus, North Haven, and Vinalhaven, Stockton Springs, and Morrill.

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