‘Environmental Portraits’ Opens
The Gallery at Equinox Village will present an exhibit of photography by Bob Van Degna titled ‘Environmental Portraits,’ opening with a reception at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, featuring light refreshments and music. Environmental portraits are portraits executed in their home or workplace, and typically illuminates the subject’s life and surroundings; the show will be on view through June 18. Since shooting his first photographs with a Kodak Brownie in the late 1950s, Van Degna has had a fascination with photography. Raised in nearby Schenectady, N.Y., he has traveled extensively documenting many cultures including China, Kenya, Europe, Latin America, Cuba and of course, the US. Educated as an engineer, he spent his career in finance. Now that he is retired, he and his wife Mary-Anne split their time between Dorset and Cave Creek, Arizona. Bob has also published three books: ‘Helena Blues,’ ‘City All Out’ and ‘Sicilia,’ and produced one documentary movie, ‘Turning Pages.’ The Gallery at Equinox Village is located at 49 Maple Street in Manchester Center. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, call 802-362-4061.