Wed, Feb 15, 2012 01:38 PM
Photo by Patsy Zedar
From "Postcard #4: First Light on the Atlantic"
It was October and the night was dark on the mountains. Our lights
were on. We followed the other cars and, eventually, drove the last
mile up the narrow winding road. Cars are parked on either side
with backpacks trudging in front of us. We took the last parking
space. We sat in the car enjoying the warmth a few more seconds
before getting out. In the gray light we saw people with blankets
huddled among the boulders and rocks silently waiting. Then a
yellow streak spreads across the sky above the ocean and the
islands below become visible. We watched in awe waiting for the
first light of the sun to hit the North American shore.
We all gathered for a ceremony repeated over and over again. In our
party, Al drove and carried equipment; Patsy, a photographer, had
her tripod and high powered camera; Betty, a poet, had her pencil,
paper and pocket camera. We came to document the moment. Patsy will
capture nature-rocks, trees, clouds, sun and sea; I will record the
mood and motion of the people waiting. Together we plan to create
"Postcard #4: First Light on the Atlantic" in photos and
The pictures in this piece are of Cadillac Mountain, elevation
1,528 feet- the tallest mountain on the eastern coast of the United
States. It is on Mount Desert Island in Acadia National Park,
Maine, where in the fall and winter you can see the first sunrise
on the Atlantic.
My daughter Patsy Zedar and I have been looking for a subject that
we can work on together for the February 2012 KAG Gallery show and
we have found it with Postcard #4.
Come see this and many other works by local artists at the new show
"Art in Your Life." There will be an opening reception on Saturday,
Feb. 18 1-3 p.m. everyone is welcome. The Guild is open daily
displaying this work from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. until May 30 at Cabin
Fever Gifts on Route 4 opposite the Killington Access Road.
For information about The Guild: www.killingtonartsguild.org; for
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