The members of the community group Girl To Girl will exhibit their collective photographic works at the Belfast Free Library for the month of June. The “Girls Shoot Nature” exhibit will be displayed in the Kramer Gallery as well as on the first floor in Young Adult Area of the library, 106 High St.

The library is participating in Belfast’s First Friday Gallery Walk Friday, June 4 from 4 to6 p.m. and encourages art walkers to stray from the beaten path and join the members of Girl To Girl for some healthy snacks and a peek at some inspiring nature photography.

Girl To Girl is a collaboration between women in the greater Belfast community, instructors from Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center, teens from BCOPE and female students from Troy Howard Middle School. The BCOPE teens attended sustainability training at Tanglewood’s Lincolnville campus and now use their skills to mentor the Troy Howard students. All of their mentoring activities incorporate an awareness of and sensitivity to the natural world.

As a group, Girl To Girl works towards breaking down gender specific stereotypes and building a connection to and appreciation for the natural world.

“I think this photography conveys both of these concepts. The girls are not in front of the camera, but behind it. And the intricacies of nature that these girls have captured reveals a heightened sense of awareness of the world around them,” said Tanglewood instructor Darcy Berry.

Belfast Free Library is pleased to offer Girl To Girl the opportunity to exhibit the work it has been doing and also raise funds through the sales of prints for future generations of Girl To Girl. For more information, call the library at 338-3884 ext. 10.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.