On Wednesday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m., the Westfield Memorial Library hosts “The Garden State in Bloom,” presented by photographer Walter Choroszewski. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.
Mr. Choroszewski will present awe-inspiring photography and lecture on the beautiful public gardens of New Jersey. Born in northeastern Pennsylvania, he graduated from Penn State, and then moved to New York City, where his first jobs in environmental education led him to a new career path in photography.
The photographer’s first major assignment came in 1980 when he was commissioned by a book publisher to do a photo essay on New Jersey. NEW JERSEY, A Scenic Discovery was published in 1981 and established Mr. Choroszewski’s photographic identity and lifelong link to the Garden State.
His work was the inspiration for the popular New Jersey state tourism campaign: "NEW JERSEY & You…Perfect Together!" He was the primary photographer of the New Jersey state tourism campaigns through the 1980s and 1990s.
In 1985, the Choroszewski family moved to New Jersey and started Aesthetic Press, Inc. to publish regional books and calendars. In addition to location photography, Walter is also a graphic designer and videographer. He continues to promote a positive image for New Jersey through his creativity, public speaking and popular school presentations. In short, he is a leading advocate of state pride.
The program is free and open to the Westfield Memorial Library and MURAL cardholders. (MURAL cardholders belong to libraries that are part of the Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries. Call the Westfield Library to see if your library participates.) To register for the program, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, click on the Online Calendar, or call 908.789.4090 ext 0.
Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
For more information call 908.789.4090, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”