Artist of the Month: Katharine Lapre

Local artist Katharine Lapre of Cumberland, will be exhibiting a number of her photographs in the Library’s Hayden Art Gallery during the month of March. The exhibit will be accessible on the second floor whenever the library is open.
 
Lapre, a life-long resident of Cumberland, started exploring photography in 2012 after joining a Facebook group (Organic Photography Group), which was founded by Rachel Sykes of England. “Rachel has been an inspiration and a big help. Besides working a full-time job, she always spares time to help the photographers in the group,” shares Lapre when thinking about Sykes as mentor. She uses both DSLR and point-and-shoot cameras to take her photos and has been offering primarily canvases and framed prints for sale.
 
When asked about what inspires Lapre in the area of photography, she points to the Organic Photography Group on Facebook and Instagram. “From there, I always look for the unique when I am out and about. I'm always trying different angles. Sometimes, it's about being in the right place at the right time or being given a once in a lifetime chance to photograph something. It becomes an addiction.”
 
For more information about the exhibit or meet and greet event, please contact Aaron Coutu at 333-2552 x2 or acoutu@cumberlandlibrary.org. Area artists interested in booking a future exhibit may also contact Coutu.