Murtha exhibit on display at Fisher Community Center

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Beth Murtha is pictured with several of her photographs that will be exhibited through Oct. 4 at the Fisher Community Center in Conference Room A.

TIMES-REPUBLICAN

The Central Iowa Camera Club exhibit in Conference Room A of the Fisher Community Center currently features photos by Beth Murtha. The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 4.

Visitors to the Fisher Community Center’s Conference Room A in August and September will see an exhibit of photographs taken by Murtha, the Central Iowa Camera Club’s current Featured Photographer. The exhibit showcases some of Murtha’s favorite subjects: her children, colorful flowers, interesting travel destinations and playful pictures of animals. The exhibit includes both color and black-and-white prints.

Murtha grew up in a family that enjoyed photography, so it was natural that she would develop the same interest.

“My interest in photography comes from my mom,” she said. “I don’t recall a time she wasn’t taking pictures…and many of them. She blamed my grandpa, who was equally avid about recording memories.”

It’s not surprising that Murtha lists “family” as her favorite subject to photograph, followed by photos from her travels.

“I also enjoy photographing flowers – maybe because they don’t give me the exasperated eye-roll?” she said. “I like to create a way to remember moments in time.”

Murtha has been a member of the Central Iowa Camera Club since 2014, joining the club when her daughter went to college and she would have more time to try new things and expand her interest in photography. She has received several awards for her photos at club contests and in Central Iowa Fair competitions.

Murtha worked in the International Sales department at Amana Refrigeration, where her last position was International Marketing Manager. She also worked for Emerson/Fisher Controls as a Contract Administrator until the department was eliminated in 2015.

To learn more about the Central Iowa Camera Club or the exhibit, visit the club’s website at www.centraliowacameraclub.com or contact Mary Giese at mcgiese@mchsi.com. The club was founded in 1977 and has approximately 40 active members who gather from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, September through June, at the Fisher Community Center.