Animal lovers and book lovers from the greater Red Bank Green may already know Kim Levin as the Little Silver-based picture-book creator and self-styled “phoDOGrapher” whose many publication credits include Cattitude and Why We Love Dogs — and whose images have appeared worldwide on everything from calendars to cocktail napkins; in People magazine and Modern Dog; and on her own line of Molly & Fig greeting cards and gift items.
Back in June, the pet portraitist had the chance to indulge another passion, and spent her summer vacation traveling through Alaska, Vancouver and the Yukon. What she brought back were some stunning images of the Alaskan landscape, its people, and their state treasure: the iconic Huskies that run the 1,049-mile Iditarod race each winter.
Beginning with a reception this Thursday evening, November 13, and continuing through the month, Levin’s portfolio of prints will be on display at the Monmouth County Library Eastern Branch, in an exhibit entitled Alaska: Landscapes and Dogs from the Last Frontier.
Scheduled for 6 pm, the reception affords an opportunity to meet the photographer and hear her relate the back stories behind the featured images, in addition to discussing her support of the Monmouth County SPCA and other animal rescue/ adoption services throughout the region.
The Alaska display remains up on the walls of the library meeting room during regular hours of operation through the end of November, and more information can be had by calling the Eastern Branch at 1-866-941-8188.