Star trails by Spencer Young in RCAA Artist of the Month exhibit

Cassiopeia and the North Pole

“Cassiopeia and the North Pole” by Spencer Young

Photographic works by Spencer Young of Clinton, Indiana, will be featured throughout November in River City Art Association’s Artist of the Month gallery space in the Vigo County Public Library at Seventh and Poplar streets in Terre Haute.

The central theme in Young’s exhibit is star trails — photographs that utilize long-exposure times to capture the motion of stars in the night sky due to the rotation of the Earth.

Young said most of the star trails in his exhibit were created in New Mexico, “where the night sky doesn’t have the light pollution we have in the Midwest.”

The constellation of Cassiopeia in the northern sky is the subject of one of his star trails.

Visit the library to see “Cassiopeia and the North Pole” and other star trails he captured in New Mexico, as well as a star trail he made by moonlight at the Lower Cataract Falls in Owen County, Indiana, titled “Lower Cataract Falls With Jupiter Rising.”

RCAA membership is open to Indiana and Illinois artists age 18 and older. The regularly scheduled second Tuesday of the month meeting in the Vigo liberary has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 21. For more details, visit RiverCityArt.org or call vice president Todd Stokes at 812-232-0048.

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About Sheila T Illustrated

I love my God, my country, my family, my job, time with friends, sitcoms and photography. I like crowds, walking in falling snow or summer rain, chocolate, wine tastings, weekend campfires, and travel by plane, train, tour bus and automobile.
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