The Sudbury Valley
are an informal
group of more than one hundred talented advanced amateur and professional
photographers from the western suburbs of Boston, brought together by
their passion for capturing the beauty and power of nature through
The group was
established in 1995, and regularly exhibits its members' work throughout
eastern Massachusetts and on the Internet.
Meetings are held
the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM in the Great Room in the
Main House at Traditions Senior Living Facility in Wayland,
Where the Amazon
Health and Future of the Peruvian Rainforest
Thursday, January 8, 7:00 pm
Location- Traditions Senior Living Facility, 10
Green Way, off Rt. 126/27, one mile south of Route 20 in Wayland, MA.
Look for the darkened driveway, Green Way, directly across from St.
Ann's Church building.
volunteer Mark Hopkins for a pictorial visit to the heart of today's Peruvian
rainforest, one of the most pristine, wildlife-rich places left on the
Learn how he
assisted biologists working in the area to assess the health of the
forest and rivers, and to help the indigenous people sustain an equilibrium
that will keep the forests healthy for generations to come.
will show the work being done with the region's monkeys and other
terrestrial mammals, caiman, macaws, manatees and fish, as well as its
unique pink fresh-water dolphins. His discussion will cover both
the damage that environmental exploitation has caused, and the
significant success that teamwork between the scientists and local
people has achieved in helping bring this unique region and its many
rare species back to health.
Come early and enjoy snacks and conversation at 6:30
pm. Carol Walsh will
bring nibblies; anyone volunteering to bring drinks please call Wayne
You can view the
club's ongoing exhibit at Traditions. If you have print(s) for hanging
at Traditions (and we would like more) please contact Wayne Hall
(978-443-9226) or Betsy Moyer (508-358-2939). Or simply bring them to
the meeting. It might be a good time to swap prints that have been
displayed for a while.
five minutes worth of prints, slides, or digital images for the members
to see. This is a great opportunity to share your photographic style
and to receive feedback from other members, who especially value
expressing their impressions of the world through the art of
Field Trip Scheduled
Carol Walsh is planning a field
trip to the Wellesley (College) Botanical Gardens/Greenhouses,
tentatively set for Saturday, January 10, at 9AM.
interested in participating should contact Carol at
or (cell phone) 781-820-1833.
Program coordinator Wayne Hall
has scheduled interesting programs for February and March 2009.
On February 12 member images will be presented. Wayne
is looking for a theme for our member images evening. Anyone have
any ideas? Please contact Wayne.
March 12 will be a
presentation on the natural beauty and wildlife of Denali National
Park, the location of Mt. McKinley by Bob Diefenbacher.
Program: Botswana Wildlife
Last August Katherine O'Hara and her husband Neil spent 8
days in Botswana and about 24 hours in Zimbabwe, time enough for her to
take 3,500 photographs, mostly of African animal life and birds.
She showed many images to us of familiar animals --
leopards, elephants, impalas -- as well as many that were strange and
unfamiliar - flatback jackal, red lechwes, kudus, etc. Botswana
has 500 species of birds, and Katherine was able to capture images of
89 of them - from the diminutive bee-eaters and African barred owl to
the large zebra-billed and saddle-billed storks.
They traveled in small groups with a guide, generally in a Toyota land
cruiser. Katherine used her Nikon D-200, and, though she brought
a number of lenses she used only one, her Sigma 50-500.
Member Images Presented
Don Sherman showed images of the Great Wall in China which
he visited last October.
Do you have extinct film cameras and outdated or
superfluous film? If so, SVNP member Suthir Shan can use them in
the Peru Project, "Puentes," an education program to enrich
the lives of street children in Peru. You can email him at
email@example.com, bring them to the next meeting, or telephone Betsy
Moyer (508-358-2939) for pick up.
Exhibit Opened December 14
Sue Abrahamson opened
her exhibition with Bob Cooke at Nancy's Airfield Cafe in the Minuteman
Airport Sunday, December 14 with am afternoon reception.
exhibit, which continues until Tuesday, January 6, is in the
airfield cafe, 303 Boxboro Road, Stow, off Route 111 to the north and
off Route 117 to the South. Visit the cafe website for directions,
hours, even menus. Note that the airport is closed Tuesdays.
Individual Member Exhibits
SVNP members - please notify Wayne Hall
(firstname.lastname@example.org) of your upcoming individual exhibits for
posting on the SVNP website.
Wayland Library (foyer)
Wayland Library (foyer)
Concord Art Association
Dec. 1 - Jan.
Nancy's Air Field Café
Minuteman Airfield, Stow
Boxborough Town Library
SVNP Group Exhibits
Traditions, 6 Green Way, Wayland, MA
Sept. 10 - Dec. 31 Special exhibit on the SVNP
website - Images of the
Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers
Other Exhibits in which SVNP Members are Participating
Nov. 15 - Dec. 31
Longfellow Sports Club,
Route 20, Sudbury, MA
New England School of
Evening Workshops Winter
Check out the NESOP Workshops for
Winter 2009. Classes begin the week of January 5th. Take advantage of
discount tuition rates by enrolling and paying in full by Tuesday,
December 30th. Visit the NESOP website for details.