ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SELECTS “GHOST ROAD IMAGES” FOR JURIED ART SHOW


ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 9, 2016) -- From August 15 until September 25, the Orange County Main Library will display selected works by Hillsborough artist, children’s book author and elementary art school teacher Mike Oechsle. Oechsle’s Ghost Road Images are photographs taken along the backroads and byways of America. The works were chosen through the library’s juried art show program.  

Oechsle found the inspiration for the series of photographs in what he calls “abandoned relics from the past.” He is drawn to “forgotten and forlorn subjects as they resonate with the voices of their former lives and the generations that passed through them.” 

Oechsle’s shot his Ghost Road Images with a mirrorless digital camera. In post-processing, he often digitally added a layer of metal, fabric, paper, or other texture to the image, creating depth and complexity.

Between 1998-2002 (and off and on until 2010), Oechsle shot professional images featuring the work of Seattle-Tacoma and Raleigh-Durham architects, landscape architects and garden designers. Since 2004, he has worked for Orange County Schools and currently teaches at Hillsborough Elementary. For more information or to view images visit www.ghostroadimages.com .

The Orange County Public Library has four locations: The Main Library at 137 W. Margaret Lane, downtown Hillsborough; the Carrboro Branch at McDougle Middle School, 900 Old Fayetteville Road, Chapel Hill; the Cybrary at The Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro Street, Carrboro; and, the Library Station, a 24/7 self-serve kiosk at the Cedar Grove Community Center, 5800 N. 86, Hillsborough. Free parking is available at all locations. For hours of operation and complete service and program information, please visit www.bit.ly/ocplibrary .

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