Blackmer, Hastings photography at Jackson Memorial

Feb 22, 2014
Photo by: Elizabeth Root Blackmer Elizabeth Root Blackmer offers a floral portrait in “Lucid.”

Tenants Harbor — Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St./Route 131, will open an exhibition of fine photography by St. George artists Elizabeth Root Blackmer and David Hastings with a 5 to 7 p.m. reception Friday, Feb. 28 (snow date is March 7).

Blackmer, a fine arts major at Harvard University, studied still photography with Len Gittleman and became a teaching assistant in Harvard’s full-year still life photography course. Although photography has remained a lasting force in her life, she wore a variety of career hats including professor, author and software designer. She is the author of two books that feature her photography, “Small Realm: Photographs of Dew and Raindrops” and “Frigid Realm: Photographs of Ice.”

Hastings, a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology and Winona School of Professional Photography, was a New York-based photo-illustrator who produced advertising photography for many Fortune 500 companies and was well published. His award-winning work, exhibited nationally, earned him the degree of Master of Photography. Since retirement, Hastings has produced work that is a personal interpretation of his surroundings and the opportunity to explore the visual language.

The exhibition will continue through April 29.  All artworks are for sale and the library receives a 30 percent commission.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

“Harbor Sunrise” by David Hastings re-imagines a familiar village view. (Photo-illustration by David Hastings)
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