Art Gallery

In 2007, art gallery space was added to the Community Room of the Cuba Circulating Library. This was made possible by gifts from Jim and Delores Cross, and from Dean Benham in honor of his grandchildren, Jack and Claire Benham. This space is used to highlight the works of local artists.

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Sharon Woodruff: Noticing the Unnoticed

I have been interested in photography for over 35 years. I was inspired by my young boys, and wanted to capture memories of them while they were growing up. As time went on, I enjoyed the idea of seeing things through the lens of a camera. It enabled me to capture details that would otherwise go unnoticed. I had no formal training in photography; I learned by getting books from the public library, and studying techniques while my kids were taking naps. I used many different cameras throughout the years; these included a Vivita, Minolta Zoom 90, HP Photosmart 945, Nikon Coolpix, and more recently, various smart phones.

I am inspired by what I see around me – whatever catches my eye. I find all aspects of nature fascinating. The beauty of creation points back to the Creator. I want to use my gift and calling as a photographer to lead souls to that Creator. Sometimes. when I am trying to frame images in my camera, I say a quick prayer and ask God to show me what He wants me to see. This is especially true of my photographs of zoo animals. It is very rewarding for me to be able to share my thoughts and photography in exhibits, small leaflets, and on my website.

photo of lion

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Arts Council for Wyoming County.

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