Summertime, the next art exhibit at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library, not only has a timely name, but it also features the work of 19 youth photographers.
Ranging in age from 11 to 15 years old, the students are training at the Big Picture Art House, which trains middle schoolers while traveling around Boston. Classes are structured around themes like Storytelling or Street Photography, while others focus on making movies or documentaries.
The works on view in Summertime include a mix of subjects and styles -- color, black and white, still life, portrait -- while capturing locations like Old Orchard Beach, the Franklin Park Zoo, the Lynch Family Skate Park in Cambridge, and Narragansett, RI.
The students in the show are from Brookline, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, Newton, and other Boston-area towns.
The exhibiting artists are: Emily Ball (15), Newton; Mini Burell (14), Dorchester; Kayleigh Clancy (14), Dorchester; Claudia Cortell (15), Boston; Jesse Eliot (14), Jamaica Plain; Mia Finnan (12), Brookline; Karianna Franklin (12), Chelsea; Vera Judkins (13), Matunuck, RI; Jamie Leslie (12), Brookline; Mary Matero (13), West Roxbury; Jaire May (12), Roslindale; Celia Meranus (14), Brookline; Gabriel Nigrovic (12), Brookline; Anna Parisi (14), Nahant; Argi Protopapadakis (11), Brookline; Isobel Salemo (13), Roslindale; Annabella Valle (15), Braintree; Tandin Ward (14), Jamaica Plain; and Sofie Wise (15), Braintree.
Summertime: A Youth Photo Exhibition is on view from July 5 through August 31, 2019, with a public reception on Thursday, July 11, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The library is open Monday-Wednesday 10-6, Thursday 12-8, and Friday-Saturday 9-5 (closed Sundays). The exhibition space is located on the lower level.