Photographs by J.K. Putnam will be on display at the Southwest Harbor library for the month of December. PHOTO COURTESY OF J.K. PUTNAM

Photography, jewelry on display at library

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Work by photographer J.K. Putnam and jeweler Jayne Dwyer will be on display at the Southwest Harbor Public Library for the month of December.

Putnam’s photographs depict dramatic, color-intense landscapes and close-ups of nature. Dwyer sculpts her designs from many colorful logs of polymer clay. All of her pieces are one-of-a-kind and are inspired by the nature and scenery of coastal Maine.

Putnam teaches photography workshops year-round on Mount Desert Island where he also owns and operates a gallery of his own work. His images have been published in photography and design books, magazines and news organizations such as Wired and The Guardian. His image collection spans five of the seven continents and includes images of both the natural and modern world.

This fern pin by jeweler Jane Dwyer is part of an exhibit of her work and that of photographer J.K. Putnam on display at the Southwest Harbor Public Library throughout December.


Dwyer has been sculpting images in polymer clay for more than 15 years. Dywer’s jewelry designs are Maine-based, depicting coastal scenes and fun designs with a whimsical hint. The caning process, or millefiore, used to create her designs involves no painting. A finished cane is similar to a slice of ready-to-bake holiday cookie dough you buy at the grocery store, only with amazing details! Visit

Contact the library at 244-7065.


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