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Old Friends Presenting ‘New Visions’ At Library



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A display of photographs by former Newtown residents and longtime friends Tom Kretsch and Shapleigh Smith is on view at through Labor Day weekend at C.H. Booth Library.

An opening reception was held on July 15. While visitors mingled and looked at the photographs, Smith, who lives in Stowe, Vt., and Kretsch, who lives in Westport, explained they have been friends for 65 years, since attending sixth grade in Newtown.

Smith recently visited Kretsch in Vermont and the pair decided to go out and take photos of the winter scenes. Then they decided to hold a show for their photographs, and thought holding it in Newtown would be perfect.

“And here we are,” Smith said during last week’s celebration.

“Down A Vermont Country Road: Old Friends-New Visions” is being presented in the community/meeting room of the library, 25 Main Street, during library hours.

Education Reporter Eliza Hallabeck can be reached at eliza@thebee.com.

Tom Kretsch, left, and Shapleigh Smith are sharing exhibition space this summer with the presentation of “Down A Vermont Country Road: Old Friends-New Visions,” a collection of their photographs on view at C.H. Booth Library.
Pat Gill, left, and Bruce Green look at some of the framed photographs in “Down A Vermont Country Road: Old Friends-New Visions,” which opened at Booth Library with a reception on July 15. —Bee Photos, Hallabeck
Some of the photographs on display as part of “Down A Vermont Country Road: Old Friends-New Visions.”
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