The Little Falls Public Library is pleased to announce an upcoming photography show and sale, in conjunction with this June’s upcoming Little Falls Art Walk, by the artist Stephanie Sheppard, from June 9th through July 29th in the library’s Community Room gallery space at 10 Waverly Pl, Little Falls. The gallery show will start with a “sneak peek” week from June 9th through the day of the Little Falls Art Walk on June 16th, with a reception on Saturday, June 18th from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. The reception will be free and open to the public, with light refreshment provided, in the library’s handicap-accessible Community Room space. The photos will be on sale, priced at $25 apiece, with all proceeds benefitting the Little Falls Public Library. Pieces purchased before the reception will be marked as such and available to be picked up after the reception, afterwards pieces will be available for purchase and immediate take-home, through its closing at July’s end.
Stephanie Sheppard is a freelance digital photographer, who recently relocated back to the East Coast after thirty-seven years of photographing in Los Angeles. Little Falls became her home in October 2019. The new typography and landscape drew a curiosity that was lacking for her in Southern California.
As a self-taught photographer from the age of seven, she learned her craft by watching films and learning from mentors who were her greatest teachers growing up. Those teachers included her father, an architect, and photographer, in addition to family friends who were also professional photographers. Stephanie attended high school as a charter member of the famed Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan. There she studied cello, theatre, dance, classical guitar, and voice. Upon graduation, she pursued a career as a professional actress and as a folk singer.
Stephanie has won many international awards and has shown photographs in public installations and galleries in California, Saint Louis, New York, and Massachusetts. In January of 2022, her photograph “Emerging Calla Lily” was entered into the permanent collection at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. Her local exhibits have been at the Adirondack Artists Guild, View in Old Forge, NY, and the Arkell Museum in Canajoharie, NY, currently showing a juried show of New York artists. Stephanie also has photographs published in art magazines and juried publications. Her current focus is devoted to creating a new body of work illustrating the transition from city to country, as well as exciting abstracts. In August of 2022, she will be the focus of a documentary film, revealing her career as a singer-songwriter.
For more information on this and other upcoming library events, you can visit the Little Falls Public Library’s website at www.lflibrary.org, check out the library’s Facebook homepage at http://www.facebook.com/littlefallslibrary, or contact by phone at 315-823-1542. The Little Falls Public Library appreciates your potential contribution through purchases from this photography show and all opportunities to share local arts and culture with the community!