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Mill Photo Committee show finishes out photo month at Phillips’ Mill


April began a twofold celebration of fine art photography at the historic Phillips’ Mill in Solebury with the opening of the 31st annual juried Photographic Exhibition.

The Mill Photo Committee’s “Not Your Run-of-the-Mill Photo Show,” which opens Sunday, April 21, marks the photo finish this month.

The “Not Your Run of the Mill” show, like the juried exhibit at the start of April, will fill both levels of the Mill, upstairs and down, with high-quality works of photographic art on the walls, as well as dozens of matted prints in the portfolio bins. In this second show, however, all artists are members of the volunteer Phillips’ Mill Photo Committee that is responsible for organizing both shows.

Works on display will include Peter Hewitt’s landscapes in both color and monochrome, printed on textured watercolor paper; Lynne Kerr’s composite images celebrating the beauty of rural America; Samuel Vovsi’s semi-surreal, black-and-white “Urban Dreamscapes”; and Dafyyd Jones’s suite of sunrises and sunsets from five Western states. Sharlene Holliday’s series of photos “show the grit and decay inside the Ohio Reformatory, the prison where the Shawshank Redemption was filmed,” she explains.

A special feature of the exhibit will be a themed assignment –– “Creating a Self-Portrait” –– with commentary on how the image reflects the photographer’s own style. As visitors will see, this challenge lends itself to a wide variety of interpretations and approaches, from the literal to the metaphorical.

New this year, the committee has organized a Photo Swap and encourages all photographers planning to visit the show to bring an 8- by 10-inch print of one of their own works and swap it for a new photograph to take home by another artist.

The Not Your Run of the Mill “Photo Show” will be open from April 21 to 28: Sundays, Wednesday, and Thursday 1 to 5 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 1 to 8 p.m. For information, visit

Phillips’ Mill is located at 2619 River Road, just north of New Hope.

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