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Gallery 4 Art Exhibition

Robin McKee, Visually Impaired Photographer

2019-10-09 00:00:00 2019-10-09 23:59:00 America/New_York Gallery 4 Art Exhibition Central Library

Wednesday, October 09
All day

Add to Calendar 2019-10-09 00:00:00 2019-10-09 23:59:00 America/New_York Gallery 4 Art Exhibition Hamilton Public Library supports local artists, artisans and organizations by providing free exhibition space. Central Library

Central Library

Central - 1st Floor Gallery 4

Hamilton Public Library supports local artists, artisans and organizations by providing free exhibition space.

Since experiencing a stroke in April 2018 that led to being legally blind, local historian Robin McKee has learned to see with his mind.

The images in this exhibit were taken by McKee since the stroke, and all on his camera phone.  Using the 20% vision remaining in one eye, he can see blobs of colour, light and shadows, and small areas of detail. Context is helpful. Often a visual element of his surrounding will stand out, such as a section of a church in the shape of a ship bow. At other times he will shoot images “blindly”, knowing that there is visual information that he does not have access to in the moment. In Toronto for the Greek Festival in 2018, a police presence and general commotion suggested the presence of someone well known. McKee began taking pictures holding the camera above his head. It was only later when looking at the pictures on his phone of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, that he realized the resulting image of a Very Important Person had been taken by a Visually Impaired Photographer. This was the beginning of a photo series that reflects McKee’s new visual reality, practically and symbolically.  He is drawn to graphic high contrast elements, light, eyes, visual puns, and layered subject matter.  The subject matter that falls within his visual spectrum are sometimes mundane elements of our surroundings or strong light reflections, making the subject matter secondary to the visual quality.  At other times the subject matter is primary as McKee seeks out eyes, the very things that have irreparably altered his relationship with the world. Light is both the subject matter and the means: photography is light.

AGE GROUP: | Adults (18+) |

EVENT TYPE: | Arts & Culture |

TAGS: | World Sight Day | Photography | Arts & Culture | Artist |

Central Library

Phone: 905-546-3200
Branch manager
Rita Bozz, Naomi Brun, Sukh Jatana, Shelley McKay, Karen Milligan, Erica Conly, Aida Rudnik, Monica Socol, Lisa Weaver

Hours
Mon, Oct 14 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Oct 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Oct 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Oct 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Oct 18 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Oct 19 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 20 9:00AM to 5:30PM

About the library

The first Hamilton Public Library building opened on September 16, 1890 by the Earl and Countess of Aberdeen on the north side of Main Street West. In 1913, a new main library opened. This building was replaced in 1980 by Central Library, at the current location on York Boulevard.

In 2010, Central Library re-opened after approximately 18 months of renovations. Central Library opened with a newly revitalized first floor, which includes a Community Living Room that takes advantage of natural light. The Ontario Library Association honoured Central in 2012 with an Architectural and Design Transformation award.

Upcoming events

Sat, Oct 19, All day
Central - Gallery 4 Annex

Sat, Oct 19, All day
Central - 1st Floor Gallery 4

Sat, Oct 19, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Central - Living Room 1st Floor

Sat, Oct 19, 10:00am - 11:30am
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab
Registration is now closed

Sat, Oct 19, 10:00am - 11:30am
Central - Photo Studio
Registration is now closed

Sat, Oct 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Central - Children's Department

Sat, Oct 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Sat, Oct 19, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Sat, Oct 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Sat, Oct 19, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Central - Photo Studio
This event is full

Sat, Oct 19, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat, Oct 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Sun, Oct 20, All day
Central - Gallery 4 Annex

Sun, Oct 20, All day
Central - 1st Floor Gallery 4

Mon, Oct 21, All day
Central - Gallery 4 Annex

Mon, Oct 21, All day
Central - 1st Floor Gallery 4

Mon, Oct 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Mon, Oct 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Oct 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Mon, Oct 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Reserved Table

Tue, Oct 22, All day
Central - Gallery 4 Annex

Tue, Oct 22, All day
Central - 1st Floor Gallery 4

Tue, Oct 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Oct 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Central - Children's Department

Tue, Oct 22, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Tue, Oct 22, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Tue, Oct 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 4th floor Zone 3

Tue, Oct 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Tue, Oct 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Tue, Oct 22, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Oct 23, All day
Central - Gallery 4 Annex

Wed, Oct 23, All day
Central - 1st Floor Gallery 4

Wed, Oct 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Central - Children's Department

Wed, Oct 23, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Thu, Oct 24, All day
Central - Gallery 4 Annex

Thu, Oct 24, All day
Central - 1st Floor Gallery 4

Thu, Oct 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Central - Children's Department

Canceled
Thu, Oct 24, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Oct 24, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Thu, Oct 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Fri, Oct 25, All day
Central - Gallery 4 Annex

Fri, Oct 25, All day
Central - 1st Floor Gallery 4

Fri, Oct 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Fri, Oct 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Fri, Oct 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Central - Children's Department

Fri, Oct 25, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Fri, Oct 25, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Fri, Oct 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab
This event is full

Sat, Oct 26, All day
Central - Gallery 4 Annex

Sat, Oct 26, All day
Central - 1st Floor Gallery 4

Sat, Oct 26, 10:00am - 11:30am
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab
This event is full

Sat, Oct 26, 10:00am - 11:30am
Central - Photo Studio
This event is full

Sat, Oct 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Central - Children's Department

Sat, Oct 26, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Sun, Oct 27, All day
Central - Gallery 4 Annex

Sun, Oct 27, All day
Central - 1st Floor Gallery 4

Mon, Oct 28, All day
Central - Gallery 4 Annex

Mon, Oct 28, All day
Central - 1st Floor Gallery 4

Mon, Oct 28, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Mon, Oct 28, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Mon, Oct 28, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Mon, Oct 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Mon, Oct 28, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Oct 29, All day
Central - Gallery 4 Annex

Tue, Oct 29, All day
Central - 1st Floor Gallery 4

Tue, Oct 29, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Oct 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Central - Children's Department

Tue, Oct 29, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Tue, Oct 29, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 4th floor Zone 3

Tue, Oct 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Tue, Oct 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Oct 30, All day
Central - Gallery 4 Annex

Wed, Oct 30, All day
Central - 1st Floor Gallery 4

Wed, Oct 30, 10:30am - 11:00am
Central - Children's Department

Wed, Oct 30, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Thu, Oct 31, All day
Central - Gallery 4 Annex

Thu, Oct 31, All day
Central - 1st Floor Gallery 4

Thu, Oct 31, 10:30am - 11:00am
Central - Children's Department

Thu, Oct 31, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab

Thu, Oct 31, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Fri, Nov 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Fri, Nov 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Fri, Nov 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Central - Children's Department

Fri, Nov 01, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Central - Living Room

Fri, Nov 01, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Fri, Nov 01, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Fri, Nov 01, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central - Living Room 1st Floor

Fri, Nov 01, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - Living Room

Sat, Nov 02, 10:00am - 11:30am
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab
This event is full

Sat, Nov 02, 10:00am - 11:30am
Central - Photo Studio
This event is full

Sat, Nov 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Central - Children's Department

Sat, Nov 02, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab
This event is full

Sat, Nov 02, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Nov 04, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Mon, Nov 04, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Mon, Nov 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Mon, Nov 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Tue, Nov 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Nov 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Central - Children's Department

Tue, Nov 05, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab

Tue, Nov 05, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Tue, Nov 05, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 4th floor Zone 3

Tue, Nov 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Tue, Nov 05, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Tue, Nov 05, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Nov 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Central - Children's Department

Wed, Nov 06, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Thu, Nov 07, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Thu, Nov 07, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Thu, Nov 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Central - Children's Department

Thu, Nov 07, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab

Thu, Nov 07, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Thu, Nov 07, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Thu, Nov 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Thu, Nov 07, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Central - 4th Floor Program Room

Fri, Nov 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Fri, Nov 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Fri, Nov 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Central - Children's Department

Fri, Nov 08, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Fri, Nov 08, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Fri, Nov 08, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Sat, Nov 09, 10:00am - 11:30am
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab
This event is full

Sat, Nov 09, 10:00am - 11:30am
Central - Photo Studio
This event is full

Sat, Nov 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Central - Children's Department

Sat, Nov 09, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab

Sat, Nov 09, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Nov 11, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Mon, Nov 11, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Mon, Nov 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Nov 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Mon, Nov 11, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Nov 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Reserved Table

Tue, Nov 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Nov 12, 10:00am - 11:30am
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Tue, Nov 12, 10:00am - 11:30am
Central - Wentworth Room

Tue, Nov 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Central - Children's Department

Tue, Nov 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Tue, Nov 12, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab

Tue, Nov 12, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Tue, Nov 12, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 4th floor Zone 3

Tue, Nov 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Tue, Nov 12, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Nov 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Central - Children's Department

Wed, Nov 13, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Wed, Nov 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Wed, Nov 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Thu, Nov 14, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Thu, Nov 14, 10:30am - 11:00am

Thu, Nov 14, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Thu, Nov 14, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab

Thu, Nov 14, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Fri, Nov 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Fri, Nov 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Fri, Nov 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Central - Children's Department

Fri, Nov 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Fri, Nov 15, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Fri, Nov 15, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Sat, Nov 16, All day
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab

Sat, Nov 16, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Central - 4th Floor

Sat, Nov 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Central - Children's Department

Sat, Nov 16, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Sat, Nov 16, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Nov 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Mon, Nov 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Mon, Nov 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room