Collage Artist And Photographer Karen Hanrahan | Photography Show At Sumas Library - Why I Love My Community

Photography Show At Sumas Library - Why I Love My Community

September 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Hanging At Sumas Library through October or so

Hours M-W-Sa 10 - 5 except W 10-7

Thank you Friends Of The Sumas Library for hosting my work!

Why I Love My Community

There are people who enjoy homes that are exactly alike. Driveways that lead to battery operated garage door remotes that open doors wide and whisk one away into anonymity. I have always personally preferred the quirk and edge of peripheral living. This draw to odd has me currently living in a garage with a loft in Sumas, WA. The community of Sumas is not a destination. It’s a drive by, transient odd ghost of a town, and I love it.

I love it because of the nuggets that show up as you get to know the place. The blast of upbeat exterior music at the local convenient store/gas station, the solo blinking stop sign,  the community closet that clothes locals for free, the little dose of park near the bridge, the geeks who hang at the library playing games, the impeccable cleanliness of a new burger place, the billboard exclaiming exceptional drinking water.

I plan to open a gallery. My marketing pitch includes an emphasis on how inconvenient it is to get here. I declare it beautiful because around here you have to find the love.  Best part is that the love is here.


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