Throughout April, work photographer/woodworker JoAnn Bertone Chmielowski will be featured at the Sidney Library at 8 River St. in Sidney
Chmielowski uses unusual perspectives, reflections and macro-photography to invite the viewer in for yet an even closer look. She carves and etches patterns from nature into frames, and uses color in the frames to set off the photography. Many photos were taken in the woods surrounding the city of Oneonta and framed in cherry, pine and basswood, all produced locally. She also uses recycled woods.
For more information, email email@example.com, visit framesasart.com or call Chmielowski at 434-0798.
Chmielowski has been an Oneonta resident for the 28 years and is a pianist in the area working with the contemporary duo Party of Two, and with husband singer/songwriter Joe Chmielowski as part of the group Polish Moses. She also worked as piano accompanist and manager for Al Gallodoro, an internationally renowned jazz saxophonist/clarinetist for 12 years until his death at age 95 in 2008.