Summer Slide Presentations – June 12 and July 10 – Loudonville Public Library

Hybrid Lupines, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Ohio is home to many beautiful and historic public gardens and arboretums, and 23 of them are described in my Ohio University Press books, A Photographer’s Guide to Ohio and A Photographer’s Guide to Ohio – Volume 2. I will be conducting a photo tour of some of these fine gardens at Loudonville Public Library in Ashland/Holmes Counties on Monday, June 12, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, followed by a book signing of my Ohio books after the program.       

Lantern Court, The Holden Arboretum

We will visit many of Ohio’s public gardens, but the focus will be on those that have been the subject of several of my Ohio photography books, including Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, The Holden Arboretum, Cleveland Botanical Garden, and the Ohio Heritage Garden at the Governor’s Residence in Columbus. 

Japanese Gardens, Schedel Gardens, Elmore
Union Cemetery, Saint Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio

For the past two years, I have been collaborating with fellow Ohio photographer Randall Lee Schieber and writer Robin Smith, both based in Columbus, to produce an exhibit-format book on Ohio’s most interesting, historic, and beautiful cemeteries. Throughout 2021 and 2022, Randy and I have each traveled about 25,000 miles in search of photogenic cemeteries in all 88 counties of the Buckeye State. Ohio University Press will publish this book, tentatively titled This Place of Silence: Ohio’s Cemeteries & Burial Grounds, in late 2023 or early 2024. The photography and text for the book are mostly completed, and will be copy-edited followed by detailed page design later this summer.

An Amish buggy & Zionist Church at New Bedford in Coshocton County, Ohio

On Monday, July 10, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, I will be presenting a preview slide program on Ohio’s cemeteries and burial grounds, based on our new book project, at Loudonville Public Library. Please note that the new Ohio Cemetery book will not be released until later in 2023 or early 2024, although copies of my other Ohio books already published will be available at the slide program. 

Mausoleums at Union Cemetery, Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio
Headstones at Western Reserve National Cemetery at Seville in Medina County, Ohio

For more information, visit the Loudonville Public Library website.

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

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