Amazing North

Local Scandinavian heritage celebrated in library show

Photo submitted to Times Observer Monika and Peter Garami, Warren-based photographers, celebrate the beauty of the magnificent Scandinavian North to honor our local, rich Scandinavian heritage from Jan. 3 to 31 in the Wetmore Gallery at Warren Public Library.

Monika and Peter Garami, Warren-based photographers, celebrate the beauty of the magnificent Scandinavian North to honor our local, rich Scandinavian heritage from Jan. 3 to 31 in the Wetmore Gallery at Warren Public Library.

The show — Amazing North — opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, with Scandinavian hors-d’oeuvres

and refreshments.

On display during the art show will be examples of folk costumes, books from the 1800s, dolls, and photography of our Scandinavian ancestors who settled here during the late 1800s. Along with the folk, displays are sophisticated and enduring photographs of the extraordinary Northern Lights as seen first hand through the Garami lenses.

Living in California and Arizona — prior to moving to Pennsylvania — gave them the opportunity to hone their talents while recording the surroundings, documenting landscapes, and perfecting their photographic skills.

Monika’s and Peter’s goals are to share their vision of the world – a world that is perfect and sometimes imperfect, but beautiful nevertheless.

Photo submitted to Times Observer Monika and Peter Garami, Warren-based photographers, celebrate the beauty of the magnificent Scandinavian North to honor our local, rich Scandinavian heritage from Jan. 3 to 31 in the Wetmore Gallery at Warren Public Library.

This community outreach and educational art show is made possible by a collaboration with Hessel Valley Lutheran Church, St. Paul Lutheran Church of Warren, and the presenters of Scandinavian Folkdrakter (folk costumes) at the Jamestown (N.Y.) Scandinavian Folk Festival.

Partial proceeds from the sale of their art are donated to the library for its Library Midwinter Benefit to be held January 26.

Wetmore Gallery’s opening reception on January 3 is free to the public.

For more information, call (760) 415-6884 or email ZsebArtPhotography@yahoo.com.

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