This month, the Batavia Public Library will host an art exhibition by local photographer John Stark, a longtime resident of Sugar Grove.
Stark began his lifelong interest in photography as a kid when his cousin gave him an old Zeiss Ikon film camera. He began a slow transition from film to digital in 2004.
Although he is self-taught in nature, Stark has taken several photography courses. He takes pictures with two friends on a regular basis, or almost every day himself. His favorite photo subjects are landscapes, wildlife, people, and street snapshots. He has taken extensive photographs in Kane County, across the country, and beyond.
The exhibits feature photographs showing an interest in Stark’s black-and-white images.
The photographs depict people, places, and things that Stark finds interesting, focusing on the interaction of light, lines, and negative spaces to separate the elements within the frame.
The exhibition will be open until May 31st and can be seen on the library’s art wall during normal library opening hours.
The Batavia Public Library is located at 10 S. Batavia Ave. Business hours are 9 AM to 9 PM Monday to Thursday, 9 AM to 5 PM on Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 PM on Sunday. Admission is free.
Stark is a member of the Aurora Art League, the Photography Group, The Monochromists, and the American Association of Teachers of German. You can buy framed prints.
The proceeds from the sale of photos will be donated to a student scholarship from the American Association of German Teachers.
Prices are available at [email protected] Please enter the title of the photo in your inquiry. Most images are available as frames or prints.