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Judith Canty - Naturalist/photographer

Black & White Photographs
At the First Parish Art Gallery, February 29, 2004 – April 16, 2004

Please come and meet Wayland resident Judith Canty’s detailed black and white photographs of conservation land in the Metro West area. She is a naturalist/photographer concerned with preserving our open spaces and habitats.

    Personal Statement: The Natural World

    I have been a naturalist on my home turf ever since I was a child on the South Shore. My curiosity about nature led me through woods, cranberry bogs, salt marshes, and beaches. As an adult I now explore the woods, meadows, rivers, and ponds in the Metro West Boston area, and I take along my camera and tripod. I am especially interested in the many conservation areas in the towns west of Boston, for they are all wild and undisturbed. Best of all, they are accessible to the public. I have discovered that we have treasures to explore right in our own towns.

    In order to have the best quality for my work I use a medium-format camera so that I can print negatives that have clarity and detail. I will go to conservation areas many times observing the light at different times of the day and different times of the year. It is important that my walks are done in solitude and silence so that I can fully observe the landscape and the changing conditions. Each time that I return to a particular landscape, it is different and fascinating to me.

    I am concerned about real estate development in the Metro West area, with the cutting down of trees and constant building of houses. Our natural landscapes are disappearing. Once we lose this precious open space, it will be gone forever. My response is to seek out the remaining untouched areas and preserve them with my camera, for this contact with nature is essential to me.

    -- Judith Canty

    Brief Biographical Sketch:

    Photographer Judith Canty of Wayland will be exhibiting her portfolio of landscape photographs entitled "The Natural World" at First Parish in Weston from February 29 until April 16, 2004. Ms. Canty has been photographing landscapes in Massachusetts and Maine for several years with a medium format camera. All the photographs are black and white silver prints.

    Ms. Canty is a graduate of the photojournalism program at Ohio University. In addition, she graduated from Simmons College in Boston and also studied at the Maine Photographic Workshop. Her work has appeared in various publications such as The Boston Globe and The Christian Science Monitor. She is a member of the photo agency Stock, Boston and has exhibited her work in New York City and Boston. She is also a member of First Parish in Wayland.

Gallery Exibit History

About the Mary Jo Rines Gallery At First Parish

The Gallery At First Parish opened September 17, 2000.

On September 13, 2011, the Standing Committee voted to name the Gallery in honor of its founder,
Mary Jo Rines, who died on September 4, 2011. A special exhibit of Mary Jo’s work was on display
in the Gallery from September 20 – September 30, 2011.

Its purpose, as described by the founders:

The mission of The Gallery At First Parish is to add another dimension
to the spiritual fabric of our lives by exhibiting the work of visual artists
who seek to contribute to a deeper understanding of the human condition.

The Gallery is intended to be a service to the parish, the artist and the wider community.

It is open to the public without charge 9 AM – 4 PM weekdays, and 9 AM – 12:30 PM Sundays.
Interested parties may also call the Church Office (781-893-7798) for other possible viewing times.

Exhibits are listed in the First Parish Event Calendar.

Gallery Exhibits
(The current or most recent exhibit is the last one listed.)

200001  Washburn  Tingley Bing Wheeler  Mongolian Youth  Grad  
200102 Rines Hsiung Brooks Frankel Dayton    
200203 Baker Randle Kusmin Thurber Ross Warren
200304 Cohen Poirier French Canty Yang    
200405 Cody  Sprayregen  Harper Pettee Ahern    
200506 Zoller Berger  Decaneas  Daley Greenfield Boyle  
200607 Ferrara Dverin Howell Tingley Haas Brown  Cirioni 
200708 Baker Lorenzen Wooding Hsiung Rines Dauge  
200809 St. Clair Mackles Doolin Dioguardi Urban Teens  Flanagan   
200910 Westra Grandin Passman  Fulenwider  Lord    
201011 Platais Hirsch Tischler Scaltreto Rosenbaum Talcott  AllGEN 
201112 Dahlgren Cooper Weeks   Smith   Kahn  Berkley   
201213 Rogers Salter Comerford Historical Goldberg Markoff   
201314 Grob Boyle Bauman Goren Saad Novetsky  
201415 Dayton Lucas i-concepts Sanders Carberry Cohen  
201516 Grob Stoddard  
2016 - 17 Randle         Artists for Humanity

Davis &
von Rumohr

Handy Rines        

Gallery Committee

Mary Jo Rines
Winky Merrill
Toni Junkin
Carol Hinckley
Karen MacDuffie
Betty Lou Marple
Wendy Wrean
Ellen Touart-Grob

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