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Exhibit by Award-Winning Photographer Opens at Noah Webster House

'Warming the Harvest.' Ray Lamoureux Art, 2014. Courtesy of Ray Lamoureux

An exhibit of the works of West Hartford resident Ray Lamoureux will open at the Noah Webster House on Aug. 13, 2015.

Ray Lamoureux. Courtesy photo

Ray Lamoureux. Courtesy photo


On Thursday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m., an exhibit by award-winning photographer Ray Lamoureux will open at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society.

Lamoureux, a West Hartford resident, was classically trained at the Hartford Art School and Paier College of Art.

The artist-turned-photographer is a successful full-time marketing executive, but that doesn’t stop him from pursuing his passion in his free time. As the father of three young children, free time is something of which Lamoureux has precious little, but inspiration can happen just about anywhere.

Lamoureux recalled in a recent interview how he made a detour during a car trip with his family to capture a scene he just couldn’t let pass by: “I literally pulled over on the side of the road and set up the shot while my parents and three sons (ages 3, 5 and 6) waited in the car for me. It wasn’t the first time I fielded ‘Daaaad, what are you doing?’ questions while shooting a photo and it certainly won’t be the last.”  

'Warming the Harvest.' Ray Lamoureux Art, 2014. Courtesy of Ray Lamoureux

‘Warming the Harvest.’ Ray Lamoureux Art, 2014. Courtesy of Ray Lamoureux

The photo, called “Warming the Harvest,” was part an exhibit entitled “Portrait of New England: Photography by Ray Lamoureux” that was on display at the 100 Pearl Street Gallery in Fall 2014. The Greater Hartford Arts Council then named Lamoureux their 2015 Featured Artist, and invited him to exhibit again. This most recent exhibit at the Pearl Street Gallery concluded in May 2015.

The exhibit of photographs on display at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society will illustrate Lamoureux’s ability to translate moments, objects and vistas from everyday life into his own unique visual perspective. And that’s really what his photography is all about.

The goal of my photography it to capture the essence of a moment and to bring people into that exact moment through a single image,” Lamoureux said.

The artist will be present at the opening to share his insight about his works and answer questions. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibit of Ray Lamoureux’s photography will be on display through Oct. 4, 2015.

To learn more about the artist, read the full interview with the Greater Hartford Arts Council at http://blog.letsgoarts.org/2015/04/15/ray-lamoureux/#more-2945 or visit his website athttp://www.rlphotosonline.com/#.

The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is a cultural destination where citizens can learn to understand and appreciate the past. The museum preserves the birthplace of Noah Webster, the founding father, educator, author, and lexicographer who taught generations of Americans what it means to be American. This National Historic Landmark is also a repository for West Hartford history, the community that molded Noah Webster’s future and is still thriving over 250 years later. The historic house and exhibit spaces are open daily 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. For information on the museum’s extensive school and public programs, please visitwww.noahwebsterhouse.org or call (860) 521-5362.

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