Due to a construction project at the Mount Pleasant Library, this exhibit has been cancelled. If a new date is announced, Patch will provide the information.
Ed Morgan had a life-threatening stroke while running a road race in 2005. He was in a coma for 47 days. A result of his brain injury is aphasia, a communications disability that affects language and communication. Morgan, who has been taught and mentored by Stony Point resident George Potanovic, is having a "one-man" photography exhibit in August titled "Beyond Words" at the Mount Pleasant Public Library in Pleasantville.
Morgan and Potanovic have been holding weekly photography classes at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, where Morgan participates in the Transitional Rehab Program (TRC). Photography has provided Morgan an opportunity to participate through observation and connecting with the events and situations in his life, while meeting and interacting with many different people through sharing his photography. Over the past few years, he has participated in both group and individual art exhibits, most recently with the New Jersey Brain Injury Association, which holds its annual Creativity Expo in July at Raritan Valley Community College in NJ.
Morgan has developed an portfolio of photographs that have also been produced into a set of notecards and signed prints that will be on display at the exhibit, "Beyond Words," which opens on Saturday, August 11 through Wednesday, August 22. There will be an artist reception on Saturday, August 11, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and a special slide show DVD presentation that he has developed with music on Monday, August 13, at 7:30 p.m.
Morgan’s website is: www.EdwardWMorgan.com