Watson-Ewell-Currin Art Gallery

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The Watson-Ewell-Currin Community Art Gallery is open to the public during regular library hours. This
gallery represents, and is named for, four generations of artists, all from the same family. It is named for a family of artists that started in Chicago, and is continued in Hudson, Ohio. It has been endowed in hopes that it will provide a display area for Hudson artists of all ages, from the very young to those veterans in the field.

The Hudson Library & Historical Society welcomes and encourages local artists and students to display their work at the library. Please view the gallery brochure for more information about the history of the names above the door.

For more information, contact Nicole Arigo at 330-653-6658 x1046 or nicole.arigo@hudson.lib.oh.us



Now on Display

Ken Klemencic and Ron Zendarski

“Fireworks – Contrasting Methods of Photography”


Hudson resident Ken Klemencic became interested in photography in the early 1980s, focusing at the time on landscape and wildlife subjects. Then in 2008, he decided to focus on sports photography and has spent the last ten years attempting to perfect this genre.

His sports photos have been published by various media outlets from local newsprint to national media, including magazine covers and internet publications. Applebee’s restaurants use his photos as in-store art at a variety of their NE Ohio locations.

Ken maintains a Flickr website of mainly-sports related photos that currently houses over 47,000 im



ages and has over 14 million views. As he states, “I do not copyright my work for personal use. Everyone is free to share my photographs through print, email, and social media. Professionally, my work is licensed under Attribution Creative Commons, meaning that anyone can use, edit, re-work, and publish my photographs under the condition that they provide me with a photo credit in the finished


Each year Ken photographs the Hudson fireworks. “I utilize a technique different than most firework photographers,” he says. “My shots are taken much like my sports photos – hand-held with quick shutter speeds. My technique is to capture the burst of the firework as opposed to capturing the long streams of light that is typical of these images.”

Ken’s photography can be found on Twitter @kmklemencic and on Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/klemencic/albums.



Ron Zendarski became interested in photography at 17 years old and has been a photographer ever since. As an adult, he started taking more and more images of his family, his children’s sports teams, and hot rods and muscle cars. Years later, he started to develop a photojournalist style of photography. As he explains, “Some of the more interesting events I have captured range from a close-up of tarantulas, (so big it took two hands to hold the spider), a couture fashion show with drag queens as the models, a metal pour for sculptures being made by college art students, and a rope rescue team training.”

Ron became much more serious about photography about ten years ago, purchased a lot of photography equipment, and started a photography business call Freezing Light Photography and SnapShots. He does contract work for a variety of clients and especially enjoys challenging assignments.

“Frequently, I chase American Fireworks shows around town to photograph. The technique I use involves specific camera settings, some solid guesswork for the moving target, and the brightness of fireworks,” says Ron. This display of fireworks photography at the library is intended to encourage others to take images of fireworks. Ron welcomes any questions about how to photograph fireworks and is interested in helping people learn how to better capture pictures of fireworks.

Ron Zendarski lives in Hudson and can be reached at 330-475-5939, ron@frezlight.com, or at www.frezlight.com.