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Through the Lens in focus this week
Photo exhibit at Sexton Hall
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Susan Martin checks out the Through the Lens art show Saturday at Sexton Hall Enrichment Center. - photo by Autumn Vetter

Sexton Hall Enrichment Center saw a steady flow of visitors during the opening weekend of the Through the Lens fine art photography exhibit.

“We’ve been very pleased with the traffic we’ve been getting,” Phil Winter said.

Winter and wife Janet organized the third annual event, which features 75 photographs by various area photographers.

Each photo was selected for the exhibit by photographer Michael Schwarz.

Winter said this year’s offerings include many different styles, which helped inspire the couple as they coordinated it.

“Both of us just love photography and we think it’s something that we can share with the rest of the community and hopefully give people an appreciation of what good photography is, and maybe get them involved in it as well,” he said.

“For us, it’s mostly just for exposure. But last year we sold quite a number of loose prints so I’m hopeful.”

Among the visitors Saturday was Sandi Johnson, who was particularly interested in a covered bridge piece.

“We have friends who have entries in the show and that’s what brought me here,” she said. “We wanted to vote and we wanted to view and we’re trying to decide.”

In addition to Schwarz’s selection for top photographs, the show also allows visitors to choose their favorites.

The free exhibit will continue from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 15 and noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 16 at Sexton Hall, 2115 Chloe Road. For more information, visit