Alderson Main Street has announced the first of several free summer events to be held at the Greenbrier River Interpretive Center in Alderson. Located on Riverview Avenue near the Alderson Memorial Bridge, the Visitors’ Center is now open on a regular basis on Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The first exhibit will be the photography of Marilyn Glaser, MD of Hill Place Photos. The exhibit will be on display during the open hours of the Visitors’ Center from May 9 – June 12. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 9. Light refreshments will be served and there will be music by Lou Couch.
Lynda Howe, Americorps member working with Alderson Main Street, said, “I am so excited to have this first free event of the summer. I hope it will bring the community together as they enjoy these great photographs and that they will come back for the other exhibits and musical events.”
Dr. Glaser moved to Alderson in 1985 to work at the Federal Correctional Institution as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Public Health Service. She left the Public Health Service in 1989 to start her private practice of family medicine and made a personal commitment to Alderson.
She lives on a small farm just a mile outside of town in Monroe County where she has been raising dairy goats since 1986. She recently added llamas and guinea fowl to the farm. Dr. Glaser said, “The animals and farm life provide me with balance to my work as a physician as well as inspiration for my photography. I enjoy capturing farm life in film. I find that photography has made me more observant of animals and nature. I think the secret to good photos is taking a lot of pictures and keeping a camera (or at least my iPhone) with me all the time.”
Dr. Marilyn Glaser