Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Photographs! Come March 30!

A Benefit for The Holyoke Public Library
Photographs By Jeffrey Byrnes
  • Friday, March 30, 2012
  • 6:00pm until 10:00pm
  • Mill 1 at Open Square 1 Open Square Way, Holyoke, MA
“Landmark Illuminations,” an extraordinary exhibition of the unique character and special beauties of Holyoke Public Library at its most impressive, will have its official opening on Friday March 30 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM at Mill 1 at Open Square. This exciting cultural and social event features the work of prominent local photographer Jeffrey Byrnes, who has captured the essence of our beloved historic library building on the cusp of its transformation. Mr. Byrnes has generously offered to make some of these iconic images available for sale to benefit the Library Capital Fund Campaign. A number of additional works will also be available to be sold at auction.

Holyoke Mayor, Alex B. Morse has commented that “This gallery opening will be a chance for everyone to see, and potentially own, an example of Jeffrey’s impressive work and to join together to benefit the Library. This is certain to be a highlight of this year’s social calendar.”

The program for the evening begins with a preview of the exhibition from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, during which hors d’ouevres, catered by Slice CafĂ©, will be served and a cash bar will be available. The auction, including several limited edition works, will start at 8:00 and continue until 9:30 PM. The exhibit will remain open until 10:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Holyoke Public Library’s temporary location at City Hall. Tickets are $20 each and purchase automatically enters the purchaser in a drawing to win a print by Jeffrey Byrnes.

Muse Framing donated the matting and backing for all of the photographs included in the exhibition and Jeffery Byrnes is donating all of his time, work and profits to the Library Capital Campaign.

MUSIC FOR THE EVENING WILL BE PROVIDED BY Bob Homan. Catering provided by Slice California Cafe and there will be a surprise signature drink for the evening. For additional information or to purchase tickets for the event, please contact the Holyoke Public Library Capital Campaign office at 413-322-5636 or via email:  HPLCampaign <"at"sign> gmail.com

Friday, March 9, 2012

March action

Much action this month! Have you seen the progress at the Construction site? I have been taking some exterior photos and posting them on an online album on SmugMug. INTERIOR photos are being captured by the contractor, sent to the Library each week, and posted on the Library's website. Look for the "Photographic documentations"(weekly pdfs).

Would you like to see a webcam of the construction progress? We'd like to set one up and are seeking advice about best ways to do so. PLEASE let us know if you have expertise in this area. Contact Sandy Ward, 413-532-4306.

Meanwhile, in City Hall, electricians are hard at work upgrading the wiring and lighting for the temporary library spaces.

And the Friends of the Library are gearing up for the annual Future Begins Here GALA (which will be May 6 this year). On Wednesday March 14 we'll be stuffing envelopes for a big mailing. Come join us! We'll be at CareerPoint, 850 High St, 5:30-7pm.