Project 365 // Day 234 v2.0
You are probably going to get sick of me mentioning it, but I am gearing up for my first ever exhibition of my work.
I have completed selection and framing. I still need to do some write ups for each photo and make up some info sheets. I will say that if I ever get rich and famous from my photography I will NOT be doing my own framing. What a chore.
16 of my photos that will be on display as part of Rockland Memorial Library’s Art in the Rotunda series (as I type this they haven’t updated the information on the library site yet) from October 5 through October 30. I have broken the photos into 5 groups. There is a collection of black and whites, a selection of shots involving shoes, a set of abstracts, a group of structures, and finally a mish-mash of unrelated shots that didn’t fit any sort of theme.
If you are local I do hope you will drop by. There will be a reception on the evening of October 6, from 6:00-7:30. Even if you can’t make it come by and view my work during the month. I will have a guest book out so you can drop a line and let me know what you thought.
Here’s the official press release…
Pat Glennon’s “Project 365” Photography in the Rotunda
Rockland photographer Pat Glennon will display his photographs in Rockland Memorial Library’s gallery from Monday, October 5th through Friday, October 31st as part of the popular “Art in the Rotunda” series. An opening reception is planned for Tuesday, October 6th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. The public is invited, and refreshments will be served.
When asked about his work, Pat said, “The photos presented in this collection have been taken since I started the journey that is “Project 365”. In its simplest form, “Project 365” involves publishing a new photo every day for an entire year. Most days I take many more than one photo and from those choose one to post it to my website, “Annoyingly Boring?”
I first became aware of “Project 365” in 2007. However, I didn’t latch on immediately as I had never really considered myself much of a photographer. I had never used a camera for more than family snapshots. Yet, as time went on and I learned more about the project, I began to feel it was something that I just had to attempt. I started on February 2, 2008 and have continued every day since.
Most of my photos capture local subjects or locations. A location or subject need not be exotic to excite the mind or spirit. Capturing the everyday, the ordinary in interesting ways is an enjoyable challenge.
The practice of daily photography is a wonderful way to chronicle a year, and it has changed the way I see the world around me. I’ve noticed my appreciation for subtle moments each day has grown. I am tuned into the little things in the pursuit of images that preserve memories that might otherwise leave me when my head hits the pillow.”
Self-taught, Pat Glennon is a lifelong resident of the South Shore; he grew up in Weymouth and now lives in Rockland with his wife of nearly 14 years and their four children. He works evenings in the financial services industry, which allows him time to be at home days with his children.
Pat’s photos have appeared in the pages of both The Boston Globe and The Patriot Ledger. He has been featured as boston.com’s amateur photographer of the week and was the winner of boston.com’s “April Showers” themed photo contest.
This, Pat’s first ever show, will be followed up with his work being available for purchase at the Third Annual Holiday Bazaar sponsored by the Rockland Trust Women of Action Committee on Sunday November 1 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Monponsett Inn, 550 Monponsett Street, Halifax.
For more information about Art in the Rotunda or to book a show of your art, please contact volunteer gallery coordinator Karen Haffner at 781-878-1683 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oh, and incidentally…. this is Day #600!