The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT)
Buttonwood selects winners of ‘Finding The Light’ contest
Event held in memory of local saxophonist, photographer
MIDDLETOWN — The Buttonwood Tree announces the winners of its “Finding The Light” photo contest, held in memory of saxophonist and photographer Ed Friedman.
Friedman, who died in 2019 and formerly performed at the venue, inspired many throughout his time taking photos of the North End and sharing them at The Buttonwood Tree, according to a press release.
Winners and their works
Director’s Choice: Ellen Woods, “Jack in the Pulpits”
Adult Thing category: first place: Brian Gray, “Composition #2,” second place, Don Logie, “Serenity,” third place, Rachael Keating, “Sun Worshippers,” honorable mention, Philip LeMontagne, “Lily”
Adult Middletown: first place: Bill Revill, “We Forgive But We Don’t Forget,” second place, Jane Shipman, “Arrigoni Fog,” third place, Marilyn Mills, “Middletown Being Playful,” honorable mention, Cheryl Miller McCarthy, “After the Storm.”
Adult Person: first place: Dean Bolt, “Teyo’s World,” second place, Patty DiFazio, “The Face of Isolation,” third place, Marilyn Mills, “Beautiful Man,” honorable mention, Patty DiFazio, “Me and My Dad”
Adult Place: first place: Don Logie, “Flow,” second place, Dean Bolt, “Sand and Snow,” third place, David Chorney, “Still Life,” honorable mention, Jane Shipman, “Sunrise 3”
Youth Thing: first place, Yanira Lane, “Snow Fairy Light,” second place, Annamarie Mueller “Dusk,” third place, Yanira Lane “Clouds Caught in Water,” honorable mention, Nikko Pettis, “Red Sunset”
Youth Middletown: first place, Rafael Iguina Jr., “Sunset 1”
Youth Person: first place, Kelly Bolt, “Teyo Flight,” second place, Yanira Lane, “So Light Barely There,” third place, Jacob Robillard, “Good Fellow,” honorable mention, Yanira Lane, “Fish Tank”
Youth Place: first place, Yanira Lane, “Soft Gray Glow,” second place, Jacob Robillard, “Inside Atmosphere”
Judges were Matt Kabel, Bill Dekine, Barbara McCane and Paul Horton. Minuteman Press and Jubilee Fine Art/Katz Custom Framing provided their services.
Proceeds from the event will help support youth programming at The Buttonwood Tree.