Wildlight Society presents slide show of photos at Lawton library
An exhibit depicting the sights of Southwest Oklahoma is on display at the Lawton Public Library, 110 SW 4th.
"The Best of Southwest Oklahoma" is being presented by the Wichita Wildlight Society of Lawton. It is a slide show on a TV screen of more than 1,200 photographs of the area taken by photographers in the Lawton area. The display has been in place for two weeks and will stay at the library for an indefinite time.
Clem Wehner of the Wichita Wildlight Society of Lawton said the show features images of every aspect of the area including landscapes, wildlife, cultural events and architecture. Images were taken in all four seasons of the year and include scenes from ice-covered buffalo to the beautiful flower-covered hillsides of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge during the spring.
"We have everything from people to events such as rodeos and powwows to living things such as plants and flowers," he said.
The show runs in a continuous loop lasting more than four hours, then repeats. Wehner said there are enough images that a casual viewer might never see the same image twice. It is considered a celebration of the beauty of Oklahoma.
"We set up the slide show several years ago to depict the beauty of Southwest Oklahoma," he said. "We are an outreach for the Arts for All program and we want to get the photographic images out to the public. There are many world class photographers in Lawton."