December/January Art

fitzroy alexander by mark chester photograph“The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape, Photographs of New Americans” by Mark Chester
December 5 – January 2019
Sohier Room, Main Library

This month the main library welcomes an exhibit by photographer Mark Chester. This exhibit of inspirational portraits offers a moving display of newly naturalized U.S. citizens who hail from over 190 of the 196 countries and territories around the globe and are now residents of the Commonwealth. Copies of Mark Chester’s book, The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape—Photographs of New Americans, will be distributed to Massachusetts schools, libraries, and community organizations supporting the mission of Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition. MIRA is the largest organization in New England promoting the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees.

Mark Chester has been a professional photographer since 1972. His photographs are in the permanent collections of Baltimore, Brooklyn, Corcoran, Denver, Portland (Maine), and San Francisco museums, among others. For more information visit www.markchesterphotography.com. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours, when community meetings or library programs are not in progress.