It isn’t every day that an exhibit comes recommended by a photographer as celebrated as Lida Moser, a world-class documentarian in her 80s, who lives in Rockville. So when Moser urged me to trek out to Gaithersburg to see the annual juried photography show of the Gaithersburg Camera Club, I took her recommendation seriously. As one might expect of a 59-work exhibition by club members, it’s uneven—there’s an overabundance of strong-hued images of flowers, birds, and other wildlife—but Moser’s right to see something worthwhile. Barbara Statas and Howard Clark offer rich portrayals of the interior of the Capitol dome; Marsha Liebl, George Borden, and Ming Liu find poetry in classical architecture; and Don Johnson and Senthil Kumar depict a striking range of atmospheric blues, indigos, and pinks. Perhaps the most inspired image is Paul D. McDermott’s mesmerizing abstraction of fireworks trails.
THE EXHIBITION IS ON VIEW 8 A.M. TO 9 P.M MONDAY TO SATURDAY TO MAY 2 AT THE ACTIVITY CENTER AT BOHRER PARK, 506 SOUTH FREDERICK AVE., GAITHERSBURG. FREE. (301) 258-6350.