Through brush and lens at Canfield Library

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ARLINGTON >> The Canfield Gallery, in the Martha Canfield Library, will exhibit "Nova Scotia Through Brush and Lens" May 5-31. Mallory Rich, Sandgate artist, and Martha Folsom, Arlington photographer, will share the sights, and atmosphere of an island where traditions, natural beauty and friendship are honored and freely shared. An opening reception will be held Saturday, May 7, at 3 p.m.

In May 2015, the two women packed Martha's Mini wall-to-wall and took off for a month of circumnavigating the island of Nova Scotia. They wanted to see, hear and smell the ocean after a long winter. Their goal was to avoid the populated and tourist areas in favor of wondering the back roads near the shoreline, visiting small fishing villages, and, of course, to eat fresh seafood every day.

They experienced all that and more. They found a land that was beautiful and raw. Along the bustling south shore, lobster season was ending and there were boats of all colors with fishermen in slickers hurrying to unload the last catch. The busy fishing port of Lunenburg (one of the busiest in the world) delivered a feast of color and the women were present for a very moving moment, as the tall ship Picton Castle returned to its home port, of Lunenberug, after two years at sea.

For more information visit the library's website at www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org or call 802-375-6153.


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