One of the photos of Bettina Dudley and her family taken by Anne Wetzel, part of an exhibit at the Northeast Harbor Library. PHOTO COURTESY OF ANNE WETZEL

Friendship is focus of exhibit

MOUNT DESERT — “A Celebration of Friendship,” an exhibition of photographs taken by Anne Wetzel of Bettina Dudley and family at Webb Pond in Eastbrook starting in the summer of 1999, will be on display at the Northeast Harbor Library through April.

When Wetzel arrived on Mount Desert Island in 1998, she ran into a familiar face for which she had no name. When she politely introduced herself, the “familiar face” said, “Of course. You knew me as Bettina Corning at Camp Merestead when we were 15.”

These “spirited portraits of a family’s summer life in Maine are a celebration of that renewed friendship,” said a press release. “They shine with Wetzel’s warmth and humanity as a photographer and will especially delight those who knew, and now miss, Bettina Dudley.”

A closing reception will be held on Friday, April 27, from 5-7 p.m. All are welcome to attend. The exhibit may be viewed during the library’s operating hours, though the room is occasionally booked for private use. Call ahead to inquire about availability at 276-3333. Email Kate Young at [email protected] with questions.


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