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West Roxbury Photographer Nancy Katz Artist of the Summer at South Boston Library


SOUTH BOSTON, June 15, 2015 - - The South Boston Public Library will spotlight the work of award-winning West Roxbury photographer Nancy Katz during July and August.  The theme of her work is titled Water Around Us. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Ms. Katzs work may be viewed during normal library hours: Monday, 12 p.m.- 8 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m.  6 p.m., Thursday 12 p.m.- 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.  5.p.m.  The library will be closed on Saturday, July 4.

The public is invited to attend the 44###sup Annual Art Festival at the library on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. when they can also visit Ms. Katz photography work.

Ms. Katz, originally from Dorchester, said  Most of my life I have lived near water. As a child, Boston and nearby beaches were weekday-only destinations, easy driving for my Mom and safe for me and my siblings.

Despite being covered with rocks, jellyfish and seaweed, city beaches like M Street and Wollaston helped create my love for the ocean--its breezes, damp air and even the smell of low tide.

Living once again full time in Boston after almost 40 years away, I am drawn to the ocean and rivers. The city beaches are dramatically more attractive now; sandy, clean and scenic with views of the skyline, islands, sailboats and the Kennedy Library. Special beaches, like Nantasket, Gloucester, Plymouth and others, are even more beautiful to me---great for walking and filled with memories while I make new ones through photographs.

Through this exhibit, I want to express my love for Boston, the water that surrounds it and the Boston Public libraries where I spent so much time growing up.

During the summer of 2014, Ms. Katz exhibited at the Boston Public Library in Jamaica Plain in a show entitled Faces of Cuba which she summed up as follows: My photos of Cuba show the dignity of the people I encountered as they go about their everyday lives of school, work, family, and religion.

My photos are a tribute to the human spirit and the belief and hope in the future of the Cuban people.

Ms. Katz, formerly President of ZaZaCreative, LLC, in Teaneck, NJ is a graduate of Girls Latin School of Dorchester, MA and Hebrew College of Newton, MA (formerly HTC of Brookline) and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology (Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and a Masters of Education Degree from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College).

She studied in the Landscape Design at New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, NY. She has a background in residential interior design and has taught digital photography in Adult Education and darkroom photography in Boston, MA.

Ms. Katz has published many newspaper and magazine photo illustrated articles on a range of subjects. She is multilingual (English, Hebrew, American Sign Language, some French and Spanish).

For further information on the 2015 Summer Art Exhibit, please call Frances Francis, Branch Librarian, South Boston Branch, 646 East Broadway, South Boston, MA, 02127, 617. 268.0180