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3rd Annual Savor the Moment Photography Contest

The Oak Bluffs Public Library, in conjunction with the annual celebration of DELLA HARDMAN DAY on Saturday, July 31st, is sponsoring a photography contest to select 14 images featuring Martha’s Vineyard that reflect Della Hardman’s legacy theme ~ “savor the moment.” The winning entries will be published in the Oak Bluffs Public Library Calendar for 2011. An exhibition is planned of a representative sample of the works submitted. The contest is open to all who wish to participate.

Entry deadline: May 29, 2010

View and print an entry form online, or pick one up at the library during your next visit. Please speak to a library staff member or read the entry form for more details.

Della Hardman Day 2009 Events!

Fri, July 24 – Sunset Concert, The Spirituals Choir, Jim Thomas, director, East Chop Lighthouse 7 p.m.
Fri, July 24 – ‘Savor the Moment’ High School Essay Contest Winners announced
Sat, July 25 – ‘Savor the Moment’ Photo Exhibit & Reception, Oak Bluffs Public Library, 2 p.m.
Sat, July 25 – ‘Savor the Moment’ 2010 Calendar published by Oak Bluffs Public Library
Sat, July 25 – A Jazz Tribute to President Obama, Ocean Park, 4 p.m.
Mon, Aug 3 – ‘Savor the Moment’ Della Hardman Day Prize, All Island Art Show, The Tabernacle

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Don’t miss….A JAZZ TRIBUTE TO PRESIDENT OBAMA! Words & Music by Columbia Law School professor PATRICIA WILLIAMS, columnist, The Nation, & saxophonist OLIVER LAKE, composer and painter. Saturday, July 25, Ocean Park at 4 p.m.

More information about Della Hardman Day:
This is the fifth annual Della Hardman Day, a festival celebrating the arts, diversity and a zest for living on the magical island of Martha’s Vineyard. Della Hardman (1922-2005), an artist, educator and writer, began visiting the Vineyard at age 3 and was a year round resident from 1986. She loved the island and its people and became a community activist and Vineyard Gazette columnist who encouraged everyone to ‘savor the moment!’

The event, sponsored by the the Town of Oak Bluffs, began in 2005 when Dr. Della Hardman’s former West Virginia State U. students honored her with a weekend tribute.

Savor the Moment—Art Exhibition & Celebration

Please join us on Saturday, July 25th at 2 PM, for the Opening and Artists’ Reception for the “Savor the Moment” photography exhibit.

This is the second year that the library has held a contest to select images for the “Savor the Moment” calendar. Contest judges were photographers Alison Shaw and Donalexander Goss; and Francine Kelly, Director of Featherstone Center for the Arts. Photographs were judged on the artful representation of the “Savor the Moment” theme during all four seasons on the Island. The calendar is published to honor Della Hardman, a former library trustee, in conjunction with the 5th Annual Della Hardman Day, which is celebrated in Oak Bluffs on the last Saturday in July. Please visit www.dellahardmanday.com for more information about Della Hardman Day events.

The photography show will be at the library through August 8th. Copies of the calendar will be available for sale at the library.

Savor the Moment Photography Contest – Now Accepting Entries

Savor the Moment Photography Contest & Exhibition sponsored by the Oak Bluffs Public Library

Entry deadline: May 29, 2009

The Oak Bluffs Public Library, in conjunction with the annual celebration of DELLA HARDMAN DAY on Saturday, July 25th, is sponsoring a photography contest to select 14 images featuring Martha’s Vineyard that reflect Della Hardman’s legacy theme ~ “savor the moment.”

The winning entries will be published in the Oak Bluffs Public Library Calendar for 2010.

Contest judges are photographers Alison Shaw and Donalexander Goss, and Francine Kelly, Director, Featherstone Center for the Arts. Photographs will be judged based on the artful representation of the “Savor the Moment” theme during all four seasons on the Island.

Fourteen award-winning entries will be selected: twelve to represent each month of the year, one for the cover and one for the back cover.

For more details, please read the contest entry form or speak to a library staff member.

Artists’ Reception – Photography Exhibit attracts a crowd!

On Saturday, July 26 a capacity crowd visited the library to attend an Artists’ Reception and Photography Exhibit in honor of Della Hardman Day.

The annual DELLA HARDMAN DAY, a celebration of the arts established by the Town of Oak Bluffs in 2005, was inspired by the life of Della B. Hardman, PhD (1922 -2005), Vineyard artist, civic activist & writer who chronicled cultural and social events in Oak Bluffs for the Vineyard Gazette for nearly a decade.

The Oak Bluffs Public Library, in conjunction with the fourth annual celebration on July 26, 2008, sponsored a contest to select images featuring photographs that will be on display at the library from July 25 to August 16. A calendar was also made from the winning entries and will be available for purchase at the library. Proceeds from the calendar will be used to support library programs.

Library Director, Danguole Budris; Library Trustee – Photography Judge, Harvey Beth; Della Hardman’s Daughter, Andrea Taylor; and special guest Haki R. Madhubuti were on hand to celebrate the occasion. Madhubuti, an accomplished author and poet, as well as the founder, publisher, & editor of Third World Press, provided an insightful lecture regarding his life and the powerful roll of the arts in improving the human condition. The audience and honored artists were deeply moved by his words and the readings from several of his books:

Run Toward Fear: New Poems and a Poet’s Handbook

YellowBlack: The First Twenty-One Years of a Poet’s Life