Local Photographer To Have First Exhibit At Prendergast Library

Linda S. Kennedy of Jamestown will show her photographs at the James Prendergast Library Art Gallery Jan. 11 through Feb. 8 in a show called “As I See It.”

Although she has taken photos for a number of years, this will be her first exhibit.

“I have no formal training in photography, but it is a longtime hobby of mine,” she said.

She uses a Kodak Easy Share 2885 camera and concentrates on local scenery and surroundings. Most of the pictures were taken in Jamestown and Chautauqua County.

“I want to share the image the way I see it when I photograph it,” said Ms. Kennedy, who particularly enjoys taking pictures of old abandoned buildings.

Recently divorced and a breast cancer survivor, she took many of her photos while she was going through chemotherapy.

“Photography – going in search of the perfect picture – gave me a different focus,” she said.

A lifelong Jamestown resident, Ms. Kennedy attended Jamestown Business College, where she earned an associate degree in applied science in 2007. She volunteers as a sound system operator at the Zion Tabernacle Church and served briefly as a volunteer in the Prendergast Library Literacy Center. She is the proud grandmother of 3-year-old Liberty.

Library hours to view “As I See It,” are 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.

The next Prendergast Library exhibit will be “My Jamestown in HDR,” photography by Chad Ecklof of Jamestown.

The library is located at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. For information, call 484-7135.