Krista Thorsell’s floral photography will be on display through February at the Northeast Harbor Library. A reception is set for Feb. 8. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NORTHEAST HARBOR LIBRARY

Flower photos to brighten library

MOUNT DESERT — Krista Thorsell will exhibit large format, colorful photographs of flowers in the Mellon Room of the Northeast Harbor Library in February.

“February can be a struggle with winter dragging on,” said a press release. “Giving way to superstitions, we look to a large rodent to give us the hope that winter will be ending soon.” Thorsell’s photos of larger-than-life flowers are a reminder that “an amazing and vibrant season is just around the corner.”

“Beauty is so readily available in the world,” said the release. Thorsell “wants to capture it as she sees it in the fleeting moments that can’t be replicated and shouldn’t need to be edited. Her photographs are an attempt to obtain genuine moments created by our interactions with our physical environment.”

Thorsell frames her images carefully so as not to depend on postediting, unless she is trying to achieve a look not possible with standard photography.

“Photography is my medicine, my escape, the way I relate to the world around me. My true passion lies behind the camera,” said Thorsell. A native of Western New York, she is a graduate of College of the Atlantic and has lived on Mount Desert Island for nine years.

A reception will be held at the library on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The reception will be catered by Amanda Kendall of Sassafras Catering and is open to the public. The exhibit is available for viewing during the library’s operating hours. As the room is sometimes booked for private use, check availability ahead by calling 276-3333.

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