New exhibit explores the ‘Spirit of Animals’


This photograph, entitled ‘The Eyes Have It,” is by Lori Bolle, whose work will be included in a new exhibit at The Kershner Gallery, along with Margaret Harris and Barbara Paul.

The Kershner Gallery invites the public to a reception for “In the Spirit of Animals,” an exhibit of photographs by Lori Bolle, Margaret Harris and Barbara Paul, on Saturday, Jan. 10, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The artists will talk at 5:30. Snow date for the reception is Saturday, Jan 24.

The aim of this exhibit, which runs through Feb. 28, is to convey the spirit of animals through photographic images of mammals and birds and indigenous people paying tribute to their spiritual power.

Bolle is a resident of Norwalk and is the past president of the Norwalk Camera Club. In 2006 and 2008, she received the Ethel and Milt Burchac Photographer of the Year Award, and she has top awards from the Westport Y’s Men’s Camera Club expo competitions.

Bolle has exhibited at the Audubon Club of Fairfield’s annual exhibition and Audubon Club of Greenwich. Before becoming a photographer, she taught riding at Nimrod Farm in Weston.

Harris, also a Norwalk resident and originally a New Yorker, serves as the official photographer for the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra. She is a member of the Connecticut Association of Photographers, Photographic Society of America and Norwalk Camera Club, where she has served as a board member and been the recipient of many Best in Show awards, including Photographer of the Year.

Harris has exhibited throughout Connecticut and her works are in private collections in the United States and abroad.

Paul has lived in Westport for the past 35 years. She graduated from Wellesley College, majoring in mathematics, and earned an MBA from New York University School of Business Administration.

Paul has been a member of the Fairfield Arts Council, Westport Arts Center and Stamford Arts Council.

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