The Mercer Public Library’s 700 Series features the photography of Azael Meza beginning March 1 and continuing through the month of March. The Dewey Decimal library classification system arranges books by discipline. Books related to the Arts are assigned numbers between 700 and 799. The Library’s 700 Series brings art off the pages and onto the walls by displaying the works of local artists.
Azael Meza is a fine art and landscape photographer born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and living in the Northwoods of Wisconsin with his wife and two daughters. He has a degree in Communication Science and Media Production from the Western Institute of Technology in Guadalajara Mexico (ITESO). Azael believes, “The art of a moment can inspire a lifetime.” He is pursuing his vision to promote conservation of habitat through nature photography that captures the sense of place and the importance of preserving it.
Meza’s images have been featured in a New York Times and Milwaukee Magazine articles focused on mining in the Penokees, and Azael’s Images of the Penokee Range were also part of a week-long collaborative exhibit at the WI State Capitol rotunda in support for sustainable alternatives to mining in the region. Azael Meza is a freelance photographer and the Executive Director of the North Lakeland Discovery Center in Manitowish Waters.
The photographs will be on display to view during regular library hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.- Noon. The Mercer Public Library is located at 2648 W Margaret Street in Mercer, Wisconsin. For more information on exhibit, call the Mercer Library at 715-476-2366.