Hayes Photography of Webster, in partnership with the Webster Central School District, announces that “We All Have a Story,” a photography exhibit featuring portraits and personal narratives of 25 Webster CSD faculty and staff members, will open at the Webster Public Library, 980 Ridge Road, on May 1 and run through May 31.
The month-long exhibit will be open to the public during the library’s normal business hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The library is closed on Sundays during the month of May and also on May 26 and 28. There will be an opening reception for the exhibit from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on May 2.
Portrait photographer and Webster CSD teaching assistant Linda Dow Hayes has been interested in creating insightful portraits and wanted to design a personal project that would give back to her Webster CSD colleagues.
“The idea of connecting with interested faculty and staff members by taking their portraits was something that I felt might work to help me grow as an artist and connect with the community-at-large,” said Hayes.
During his opening day remarks in August 2017, Webster CSD Superintendent Carmen Gumina talked about the fact that all faculty and staff members have stories to tell. By sharing these stories within the One Webster family and beyond, Webster CSD colleagues become more connected to each other and the students they serve. Building on that theme, Hayes developed “We All Have a Story,” a photographic exhibit that also reflects the district’s vision, “Compassionately Connected, Joyfully Engaged, Always Learning.”