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Review - Photography Exhibit At Miles Stops Visitors In Their Tracks
Vinalhaven, photograph by Dr Ed White.
Vinalhaven, photograph by Dr Ed White.
By Eleanor Cade Busby

Dr. Ed White's photography show on display at Miles Hospital is a stunner. These photographs are works of art in their truest form. Definition, composition and choice of subject are astute.

Worthy of an art gallery solo exhibition, the pictures hang along the corridors on the first floor of the main hospital. These photographs draw in the viewer.

On Saturday, people who came to visit their friends and family stopped in their tracks. Jefferson Parker from New Haven came by to see a friend, and stayed to wander and admire the work. "I am astounded that pieces of this quality are offered at such reasonable prices," Parker said, "These are museum quality."

All proceeds from the sale of these works are going to a favorite cause of Dr. White and his wife Daria. For several years, White has been traveling to St. Lucia and donating his medical services to the people there.

The subjects are beautifully rendered. It is easy to be whisked away to Provence in France, find what is very close to a Monet water lily painting, or feel as if one might be standing outside a café on a cool night.

These exceptional photographs are expertly matted and framed with assistance from Brad and Diane Perry of Salt Bay Framers.

Fans of fine photography will find the pricing affordable. The pieces are priced at $175, with the exception of "Marrakesh" which is $225. Lincoln Health Care and Lincoln Medical Partners employees will receive special pricing.

In order to accommodate requests for some particular photographs and to maximize the benefit to the charity, Dr. White will accept requests for reprints, framed or unframed.

St. Lucia is a poor independent Caribbean nation south of Martinique. The Whites have volunteered there since 2002.

In the 10 years they have been offering orthopedic services in St. Lucia, the Whites have seen natural disasters impact the area. A fire killed three people and destroyed all the surgical equipment at the hospital in 2009, and they had the worst hurricane in their history in 2010.

"The surgical power drills donated by Miles (Hospital) after the fire are on their last legs," White said in a written statement for the exhibition.

The people of St. Lucia pay all their own medical costs out of pocket; school supplies are badly needed for the elementary school in Soufriere and there are costs for the children in an orphanage.

"They have needs beyond our imaginations," White said. "So, with this in mind, we intend to donate not only time, skill and attention, but money."

The Kimberly Fund, where the proceeds of this sale will go, is names for a little girl with Blount's Disease (a bent leg condition). She was the initial motivation for this fundraising.

The Miles Hospital League has waived their concession fees for this exhibit. Total proceeds will go to the fund.

Stop by Miles Hospital to alleviate a little "travel fever" by enjoying these scenes. Consider one of these delightful photographs as a gift or to decorate a home. This gift will keep on giving. The photographs will be exhibit until the end of August.

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