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Video: In time for Monday’s Open House, the library gallery wall comes to life


Monday, March 11, 5–7 p.m., with a presentation at 6 p.m.

LANSING, Ill. (March 8, 2024) – The daily weather photo published by The Lansing Journal has developed quite a following in the two years since it launched. The number of weather photographers has grown as well.

Now those digital photographers have a chance to see physical, tangible copies of their work — and the public does as well. Through March, April, and May, 24 weather photos will be on display on the gallery wall at the Lansing Public Library.

Josh, Melanie, and library staff member Andrew Harootunian spent an afternoon putting the gallery together:

A gallery of local photographers

The exhibition, titled “Lansing through the Seasons,” provides the first opportunity for these weather photographers to see their own work in enlarged print formats. The public is invited to the Open House from 5–7 p.m. on Monday, March 11. At 6 p.m. a short presentation will explain how the 24 photos were selected from the hundreds submitted over the past two years. The library will provide light refreshments during the Open House.

The Lansing Journal will allow patrons to purchase the gallery exhibits on a first-come-first-served basis. Patrons can reserve specific pieces during the Open House or by emailing [email protected]. The $100 price per item covers production costs of the pieces and also helps The Lansing Journal continue publishing local photography and other news. Purchased items must remain on display until the weather exhibition is deinstalled at the end of May.

The Lansing Public Library is located at 2750 Indiana Avenue. The gallery wall is on the second level, south of the stage area.

weather gallery
The “Lansing through the Seasons” weather photo exhibition is on the gallery wall on the upper level at the library. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

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The fine print
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Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.