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7/19/10: Engineer showcases passion for photography at Emerson Hospital

Dan Stone is living proof that left-brained, highly analytical people can also be creative and artistic.  Stone is a software engineer with a passion for photography, hiking, and travel.  Often, these three pursuits are combined, although much of his photographic work, particularly in black and white, has been done close to his home in Lexington.

His work has been exhibited at several locations in Worcester, as well as in Waltham, Lexington, Lincoln, Arlington, and Lowell. Starting August 15, his photography will be displayed at Emerson Hospital in an art show sponsored by the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary.  His photographs can also be seen at www.dan-stone.com.  

Stone’s interest in photography began as a teenager growing up in central Massachusetts.  Inspired by the texture of old wood, Dan spent many weekend afternoons driving the back roads in search of weathered barns and gnarled trees.  Since color was a distraction to the shapes and textures, his work concentrated on black and white to capture the essence of what he observed.

Time constraints and lack of a darkroom resulted in a 20-year hiatus from black and white photography.  During that time, he did more color work, particularly when traveling or mountain-climbing.  Many of the pictures he took while hiking have been published in calendars, magazines, and as book covers.  About ten years ago, he rekindled his passion for black and white expression and once again found himself searching for form—this time frequently near his Lexington home.

The Emerson Hospital Auxiliary supports the hospital’s community awareness, patient support, and fundraising activities.  Anyone interested in becoming a member or learning about the Auxiliary should contact Karen McCarthy at 978-371-2133. Visitors to the hospital may purchase the photographs, and 25% of the sale price goes to the hospital.  

Information on the curators:

Volunteers with the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary curate the artwork and photography submissions. 

Art curators Jen Lannan and Ann Jennings would like to connect with area artists to display their work. If interested, email jenlannan@comcast.net or annjenn29@hotmail.com.

Peter Lund and his wife Ashley Rooney curate the photography exhibit, which is located in the main hallway at Emerson Hospital. If you are a local photographer and you would like to submit your work for hanging, please contact Peter Lund at ebthree@juno.com or Ashley Rooney at earooney@rcn.com.  

Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton, Westford, and Maynard.  The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns.

The Emerson Hospital Auxiliary supports Emerson through increased community awareness, health-related education, and fundraising initiatives. Over the past decade, the Auxiliary’s fundraising efforts have helped to raise more than $2.4M for hospital equipment, facilities, and services. For more information about the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary, visit www.emersonhospital.org.