We All Have a Story: The Stories Continue - Photo Exhibit Opens in DecemberHayes Photography of Webster, in partnership with the Webster Central School District (WCSD), is pleased to announce the second installment of We All Have a Story: The Stories Continue, a photography exhibit featuring portraits and personal narratives of 21 WCSD faculty and staff members. The exhibit will be open to the public at the Webster Public Library, 980 Ridge Road, from Sunday, December 1 through Tuesday, December 31, during the library’s normal business hours: Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; and Sundays, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Please note that the library is closed for the holidays on December 24, 25, and 31. There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on Tuesday, December 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the library that will also be open to the public.
During the 2017-18 school year, portrait photographer and WCSD teaching assistant Linda Dow Hayes wanted to design a meaningful, personal project that would give back to her WCSD colleagues and reflect WCSD’s vision: Compassionately Connected, Joyfully Engaged, Always Learning. The idea of connecting with interested WCSD faculty and staff members by taking their portraits allowed her to grow as an artist and connect with the community at large. Due to the success of the spring 2018 exhibit, the second phase of the project kicked off in January 2019, with finished images being shown throughout December at the Webster Public Library.
“I was truly moved by the response from project participants and those who attended the exhibit in 2018,” said Hayes. “There was an emotional impact that I didn't originally conceive of when the idea first came to me, and that has enriched this experience far beyond the creative and technical aspects.”