In conjunction with her solo exhibition, Quest for Eagles, Brooks Memorial Library is delighted to host an artist talk with Vermont wildlife photographer Dara Carleton on Tuesday, March 26 at 7 pm.
Topics will include information about local bald eagles: where to find them, how to identify them, how to photograph them, what equipment to use, and how to use it. Questions are welcome and encouraged.
A photography presentation will accompany the talk. Join us for a free, exciting, and informative discussion!
From the artist: My fascination with Bald Eagles started with a trip to Alaska in 2016. The trip was for my husband’s birthday, but I gained a gift along the way too. The diverse wildlife was breathtaking, and sparked a new excitement for me. I brought my new appreciation for nature back home to Vermont, and rekindled my passion for photography.
To my surprise, there were several active bald eagle nests close to Brattleboro. I grabbed my camera and started to kayak along the Connecticut River. I was able to photograph the eagles, their nests, their young, and even identified a few through images of their leg bands. I was on a quest for eagles with my camera and kayak, and I haven’t stopped since.
About the artist: Originally from Long Island, New York, Dara Carleton has a degree in fine art, and a background in painting and photography. Over the years, she was commissioned to do several murals in Massachusetts and South Carolina, has exhibited in several galleries in MA and NY, and recently participated in a group exhibit at the Vermont Center for Photography. Dara now resides in Brookline, VT, with her husband, kayak, & camera.