Photographers gather for show

With interests ranging from sunsets to clowns and fruit, local artists gathered at Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta for one passion they had in common — photography.

Calen Fledderjohan, 16, of St. Marys, entered the youth category, submitting animal, landscape and still life photographs.

Fledderjohan and his best friend and fellow artist, Skylar Hennon, 16, of St. Marys, attended the opening reception.

The two said they enjoyed viewing the various works of art at the photography exhibit.

Fledderjohan said he heard about the juried show at Riverside, so he decided to enter. Fledderjohan received second and third place, along with an honorable mention.

While still working on his skills, he said he has come a long way with his work.

“I got my first camera for Christmas one year, and I went out and tried it, and I really liked it,” Fledderjohan said, noting that he started taking photographs in 2007. “So, I just kept doing it.”

For the full story, see the Wednesday, March 5 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.