Presque Isle photographer is Agency on Aging featured artist in July

3 weeks ago

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine – A Presque Isle photographer will show some of her works at Aroostook Agency on Aging during the month of July.

Vonda Lavway’s month-long Artists for Aging exhibit opens Friday, July 12 in time for Presque  Isle’s First Friday Art Walk which brings together events from various venues including  Wintergreen Arts Center, Reed Gallery at the University of Maine, The Common Gallery, and  the Akeley Gallery at the Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library. 

The artist will be in the 260 Main Street gallery to discuss her work with community members  from 4:30-8 p.m. during the Art Walk. Otherwise, the public may visit the Agency on Aging  gallery anytime during regular business hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 


A “County girl” at heart, Lavway grew up in Easton, and she and her husband Parrish live in  Presque Isle in a house they built and raised their two boys in. “We love this area! The winters  are a bit long for my liking, but I have learned to enjoy them because our season of snow is one  of our most beautiful,” she said. 

For Lavway, who has been taking pictures seriously for 10 years, photography is therapeutic  and rewarding. “When I go out to capture our area, I love to look for a unique perspective, one  that somehow portrays an intimate view of our quaint community,” she said, adding, “I also  love finding the fun side of nature as I search all the living things around me, big and small.” 

An elementary school teacher, Lavway has created a Facebook photography group called “Tell  Me a Story Photography.” She also invites people to follow her on Instagram at  story2tell4maine. Artists who exhibit in the Artists for Aging gallery, dedicate a percentage of all sales to support  Agency on Aging programs and services.

For more information, please call the Agency at 207-764-3396/1-800-439-1789 or email