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Local Photographers 'Capturing Newtown And Our World'

Published: April 14, 2018 at 12:00 am

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Newtown residents and photographers Chane and Rhonda Cullens stand together during the opening reception for "Capturing Newtown and Our World," celebrated at Newtown Municipal Center on April 8. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Newtown residents and photographers Chane and Rhonda Cullens stand together during the opening reception for "Capturing Newtown and Our World," celebrated at Newtown Municipal Center on April 8. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
People browsed the large display of photographs by Newtown residents and photographers Chane and Rhonda Cullens during the opening reception for the pair's "Capturing Newtown and Our World," celebrated at Newtown Municipal Center on April 8. (Bee…
People browsed the large display of photographs by Newtown residents and photographers Chane and Rhonda Cullens during the opening reception for the pair's "Capturing Newtown and Our World," celebrated at Newtown Municipal Center on April 8. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
This photograph by Rhonda Cullens shows Newtown benefactress Mary Hawley's baby booties. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
This photograph by Rhonda Cullens shows Newtown benefactress Mary Hawley's baby booties. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Photographs by Chane Cullens in one section of the hallway showed animals that were both exotic and familiar. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Photographs by Chane Cullens in one section of the hallway showed animals that were both exotic and familiar. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
UPDATE (Wednesday, May 2, 2018): Newtown Cultural Arts Commission has announced the extension of this exhibition. "Capturing Newtown and Our World" will now remain on view through May 31 at Newtown Municipal Center.

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On the walls of the main hallway at Newtown Municipal Center more than 300 photographs by Rhonda and Chane Cullens were on view by the afternoon of April 8 for the opening reception of "Capturing Newtown and Our World."

The photography exhibit will remain on view, with most images available for purchase, weekdays through April 30.

Refreshments and snacks were served for the reception. Ms Cullens explained that originally 250 photographs were set to be put on view for the exhibit, but the number expanded by the time the reception opened.

Ms Cullens also said she hopes people visiting the exhibit will experience a "wow factor," from both the extensive size of the display and from the range of photographs chosen for the exhibit.

Photographs on display show subjects from both Newtown, the couple's hometown, and from around the world. Ms Cullens explained a number of the photographs were taken during their trips around the world. While preparing for the exhibit, she said she had fun reliving those memories.

"Capturing Newtown and Our World" will be on view at Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street, until April 30. Municipal Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.

 

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This Week's Poll

Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
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The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
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Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
50% (1 vote)
“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
50% (1 vote)
“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
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“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
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Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
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Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
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“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
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Newtown Day, October 6
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The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
0% (0 votes)
Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
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Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
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Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
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“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
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Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
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Total votes: 2