Published DateLACONIA — Greenland is a place so far away many of us cannot locate it quickly on a map. It brings to mind a windswept island and a climate and people that are a mystery to us.
Those who have wondered about Greenland, can get a unique and beautiful view of the country when Color Sketches of Ilulissat, a photography exhibit by Bill Cain, opens at the Belknap Mill on Beacon St. in downtown Laconia on Friday, February 1 from 5-7 p.m.
The exhibit kicks off with a champagne reception and a chance to chat with Cain. With years of
experience as a professional photographer and many trips to foreign lands to his credit, he is eager to share his travels and photography with others.
A former studio photographer, Cain is now semi-retired but continues to capture the world around him through the camera lens. (He pioneered the promotional dog and pet portrait concept in the Northeast and ran Dog Gone Portraits for 15 years, shooting over 10,000 sittings from1992 until 2006.)
He also was a regular contributor to the Concord Monitor newspaper's Sunday travel section; during that time, he wrote over 50 feature articles.
Added to this, Cain has authored six photography books and his work has appeared in various media, including several photo exhibits.
No stranger to world wide travel, Bill and his wife, Peggy, have visited over 80 countries, including all seven continents. Color Sketches of Ilulissat showcases a collection of unique color sketch images on stretched canvas taken by Bill in August, 2012 while on a trip to Greenland. (Ilulissat, Greenland is known as the Iceberg Capital of the Arctic.)
The exhibit opens with the February 1 champagne reception from 5-7 p.m.; the exhibit is free and the public is invited to attend. Color Sketches of Ilulissat will be on exhibit from February 1-28.
The Belknap Mill gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For further information, call the Belknap Mill at 524-8813.
Clothes drying, a color sketch by Bill Cain. (Courtesy photo)