The Southbury Public Library Presents
In the Gloria Cachion Gallery and Brown Room
“My Trip to the Chateaux of the Loire Valley”
Thursday, February 1 – Tuesday, February 27
Hank Meirowitz’s recent passion for travel finds him in exotic places. He documents faraway lands and indigenous wildlife that many people have seen but not photographed. In the last fifteen years, his travels have included Poland, Russia, Australia, France, India, China,Vietnam, Cambodia, Holland, Belgium, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Antarctica.
During his trip two years ago to Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and Arles in Provence, France, he became so fascinated with the French countryside and small towns outside of Paris that he returned in October 2017 to re-visit the Loire Valley and some of their most famous chateaux. Hank’s exhibit represents his impressions of their beauty in the autumn, the most pleasant season when forests gleam red and gold in the mild sunshine, the restaurants serve succulent local game and wild mushrooms, and the grape harvest is celebrated in towns and villages with many colorful festivals. The opportunity to stay in a private chateau is one of the main treats for visitors; hospitality is a serious business.