Exhibit at Bank of Cape Cod features Falmouth flair
What started out as an exercise in critiquing each other’s work, has turned into a collaborative photo exhibit between two camera clubs from Falmouth, Mass. and Falmouth, England.
The photos, featuring iconic images of Falmouth and stunning sunsets and seascapes from Falmouth England, are currently on display at Bank of Cape Cod’s Falmouth branch at 445 Main Street. The exhibit involves more than 50 photographers from the two Falmouths as they showcase their seaside communities. Members of the Upper Cape Camera Club provided the local images, and Suzy Bergman, executive director of the Falmouth Artists Guild, coordinated the exhibit.
Sherry Martin, president of the camera club, said she was first approached by a Falmouth, England camera club about critiquing each other’s work. Emails were exchanged and before long the idea blossomed into a shared photo exhibit.
“The secretary of the English club contacted me and we expanded the idea from there,” said Martin, who as a young girl had a shared interest in photography with her father and has taken photos all her life. “I’m so pleased with how it all came together. Suzy (Bergman) offered to put the exhibit together and it first appeared at the Falmouth Art Center. We are all thrilled with the end result.”
Martin, who at one time was a journalist and newspaper editor in suburban Boston, said the English club was meeting Dec. 6 to discuss ways they might be able to share in the exhibit. “I’m not sure where it will end up, but they are talking about it as we speak,” she said.
The images include stunning sunsets, beach scenes, lighthouses and all things nautical. The exhibit also includes nature and animal photos. All are welcome to stop by the Falmouth branch of Bank of Cape Cod from 8:30-5 Mondays through Fridays and 8:30-noon on Saturdays to check out the exhibit.
“It is very impressive and the staff in Falmouth was delighted to see the walls come to life with these stunning images,” said Mark Skala, director of marketing and community relations at Bank of Cape Cod.
The bank is working with the Falmouth Artists Guild on a series of different exhibits at the Falmouth branch – this is the second collaboration. The bank installed a gallery hanging system so the guild can make full use of the wall space. “It’s a great collaboration and a terrific way to promote the arts,” Skala added.
You can find a photo gallery of the exhibit on Bank of Cape Cod’s Facebook page. Bank of Cape Cod has branches in Falmouth, Hyannis and Osterville and can be found on the web at bankofcapecod.com