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March 21, 2016

SPDP052.jpgIt may be too late for the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade. (It happened yesterday as of this writing). But it is not too late to participate in several other events.


These two guys were waiting for the Holyoke Parade to begin on Sunday. I asked a nearby cop when he expected the Parade to arrive at this point along the route, he said, “in about two hours”. Here’s what to do while you are waiting for the next parade:


ZEKE Magazine is now available by subscription! Why am I telling you this? I am on the Advisory Committee of the Social Documentary Network (SDN). The organization that recently launched ZEKE. Check out and consider subscribing.

The next issue of ZEKE won’t be out until late April. If you want some photo action sooner than that, you can come to the Ashfield ArtSalon. It happens this Friday, March 25, 2016 at the Double Edge Theater in Ashfield on Route 116. The presentations start at 7. Admission is $5. Who are the artist’s showing their slides? I will be joined by my favorite expressionistic photographer Sarah Holbrook, premier ceramicist Mary Barringer, and New England’s number one artist, Jane Lund. Hayley Wood, the Managing Director of Double Edge , is also presenting. I suspect she is fantastic, too.

GirlsBishkek.jpgI will be showing slides from both Central Asia and Holyoke. The above picture is from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The picture below is from


The Puerto Rico Day Parade, Holyoke, MA.,2006.


Professor Robert Aller (Left) disguised as a professional at Deb and Chris Lizon’s wedding.

If you have read this far down the page, you are probably one of my past students or a friend. If you are also a friend or student of Bob Aller, please come to his retirement party to be held in conjunction with the Holyoke Community College Annual Student Art Show Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 7-9 pm at the Taber Gallery next to the HCC Library. There will also be festivities at the Media Arts Center in the HCC Campus Center.

All pictures Frank Ward© except for the ZEKE Magazine spread.

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  1. March 22, 2016 12:02 am

    Haha! That’s funny! Doesn’t even look like me! I remember that day when you and I took wedding pictures for Chris and Debbie as a gift for them. I think the last time I photographed a wedding before that day was in the 1970’s!! It was a nice gift for them though and I enjoyed giving it. Chris has done so much for us in the HCC Photography Lab that I enjoyed giving him some memories in pictures even though I don’t do that kind of work. It was fun.

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