Exhibit Showcases Local Photographer’s World View

“Random Thoughts” is a solo exhibit of photography by Roselle Park resident Liene Tetere Kilgishova which will run through June 22, 2012. A reception to meet the artist on Monday, May 21th from 6:30 pm. – 8 p.m.

Of the 15 photographs in this exhibit, 11 are from Kilgishova’s travels back to her home city of Liepaja, Latvia along with images of Prague, Riga, and Kiev. There are also four (4) color photographs of New Jersey’s Sandy Hook and Point Pleasant. The black and white photographs in this exhibit are film and were taken and developed by Kilgishova in 1999/2000. The color photographs were taken with a digital camera from 2005 to 2011.

Liene was born and raised in Liepaja, Latvia – on the coast of the Baltic Sea – and is a graduate of Liepaja University. During her early school years she was took several prizes in competitions and her paintings were in numerous exhibitions in the school.

Photography started to interest Liene right after middle school when she borrowed her first camera from her mother. In 1998 she met the late Janis Laditis, international award winning photographer, who became her first and only photography teacher. He helped bring her passion of photography to life.

“Teacher Janis, how I used to call him, passed away only a few months ago. I am dedicating this exhibit to my dear teacher, passionate photographer, photography equipment collector, and simply a person who had an enormous love for life.”

In 2000, Liene participated in three photography exhibits in her hometown Liepaja. Last winter her pictures were once again exhibited there, and she won two prizes in two different categories.

The Casano Community Art Gallery is located in the Casano Community Center, 314 Chestnut Street and its hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday till 5 p.m.