This Month’s Featured Artist: Terri Terry
I am a person in love with color and light. As a child growing up in New Jersey, I remember being fascinated by the makeshift darkroom in the back of our house – photographs hanging from a clothesline over a large double sink. My father was a photographer, first in the military, and then as a weekend job shooting weddings and portraits. My siblings and I weren’t allowed to disturb him when he worked back there, but that only added to the mystery and magic of making pictures come alive. I was still captivated by the time I went to college, where I studied black and white photography and worked in several professional labs. This was before the advent of digital photography; I developed film and hand-printed each photo. Do I miss the days of hand-warming wet photos still in the developer tray, to bring out a richer density in one particular area of the print, before plunging it into an acetic acid stop bath and then fixer? Sometimes. Technology has rapidly and fundamentally changed photography – my iPhone has much better resolution than my fanciest camera did back in the day – but I’m embracing photography today and finding new ways to create and even reimagine old images. And I’m having so much fun!
These days, my favorite photographic subjects include my adult children, Sarah and Zak, and their partners, Kevin and Lia, my own wonderful spouse of 37 years, James, my malti-pom pup named Dobbie, my grandpup, Ellie, and my grandkitty, Rigatoni – and, of course, all things Seacoast New Hampshire!
Thank you so much for coming to visit. I wish you a day filled with peace and satisfaction.
The Lane Library welcomes submissions of non-commercial framed works from anyone on the Seacoast, with preference given to Hampton residents. Each exhibit lasts for one month, and is free-of-charge to the artist. We do ask that prospective exhibitors read our Weston Gallery Exhibition Policy, and complete Artist Agreement and Release/Indemnification Form. Those wishing to exhibit at the library may fill out the request form or contact us at (603) 926-3368.
The Gallery is equipped with picture frame molding and display cables. No additional hooks, nails etc. may be added to the Gallery and the exhibit must conform to the space restrictions indicated by the Library. Artists are responsible for transporting all artwork to and from the Gallery – a Library staff member can assist within the Gallery as to the hanging and dismantling of artwork from the display cables. Dates for installation and removal, generally one month in duration, will be set with the artist when the exhibit is approved, and adherence to those dates is required. The exhibit must not interfere with the general operation of regular Library activities.
Artists are asked to provide a brief biography and photo of themselves in electronic format before their exhibit. This information is used in Library publicity or promotional materials – in print and online – related to the Weston Theater & Gallery. Additionally, photographs taken by the Library of the exhibit and individual artworks may be used in the same manner. A title list/price list may be provided by the artist as well as other support print material such as business cards, brochures, etc. These will be left for distribution within the Gallery only. Prices may not be on or near the artworks themselves, the Library will not broker sales of art, and all pieces even if sold must remain in the exhibit for the duration of the show.
The Library may solicit artists to participate in a “Meet the Artist” educational program for the public during the exhibition period as funds allow and based on perceived public interest. If an artist would personally like to host a public reception they may do so following the guidelines of the Meeting Room use policy. If a private reception is preferred the usage fee would be applicable.
The use of the Weston Theater & Gallery for exhibition does not imply advocacy or endorsement by the Lane Memorial Library or the Town of Hampton. The Library reserves the right to refuse any exhibit proposal. The Library further reserves the right to rescind an exhibit for violation of this policy.
Within the guidelines of the library meeting room use policy it is possible for groups to show movies, t.v. shows etc. at the library under our public performance licenses. Each year we sign contracts with Movie Licensing USA and Motion Picture Licensing Corporation ensuring the library has permission to show films for most major movie studios. These licenses cover any film shown within our walls, possibly including yours!
Why would you want to do this?
- Showing your club, troop, or business a film in the library legally covers the host under our licenses
- We have a comfortable space for you and your group
- We have a state-of-the-art theater system
- High Definition Blu-ray projector which can reproduce bright, vivid colors simultaneously with subtle shadows and true blacks
- Surround sound
- 110 inch projection screen
- soft seating for 60 people
Call anytime to check availability of the Weston Theater and book your space. Films most be verified for license coverage before use.