Chase photography on the Art Wall

Apr 10, 2018
Photo by: Brooke Chase Images by photographer, and shelter volunteer, Brooke Chase are on view at the Pope Memorial Humane Society in Thomaston.

Thomaston — Pope Memorial Humane Society has mounted a new exhibition of artwork on its Art Wall, in the lobby of the shelter at 25 Buttermilk Lane. Photography by Brooke Chase will be on display and available for purchase until mid-May.

Chase’s love for photography was ingrained at a young age. Growing up on a farm in Maine, animals soon became her favorite subjects and she spent hours, and rolls of film, learning their personalities and energies.

“They were as curious about me as I was to them, that’s where the connections are made,” Chase said. “It also taught me patience, to wait for the perfect shot.”

Inspired in part by her mother, who took many photos of her and her brother when they were young, Chase said she appreciates photography’s ability to freeze time, making moments into keepsakes.

Chase also photographs nature, portraits of people and pets, children and babies, events and parties. A volunteer at the shelter, she has fostered and adopted. She is reiki certified and uses that skill with distressed animals at the shelter, doing pet massage “and giving them the extra love and touch they need.”

To learn more about Chase and her photography, visit and her Brooke Chase Photo page on Facebook.

All visitors to the Pope Memorial Humane Society are encouraged to enjoy the current exhibition and future shows on the Art Wall. A portion of the proceeds from any art sold goes back towards supporting the shelter. Artists interested in possibly having a show are asked to contact Executive Director Tracy Sala at or 594-4897.

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. The communities in Knox and Waldo counties that contract with PMHS are Rockland, Thomaston, Warren, Owls Head, St. George, Port Clyde, Martinsville, Tenants Harbor, South Thomaston, Spruce Head, Union, Appleton, Cushing, Matinicus, North Haven, Vinalhaven, Stockton Springs and Morrill.

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

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