Photography Featuring Massillon's History on Display

During the months of February and March, the Massillon Public Library is pleased to display “Massillon Rising,” a collection of photographs by local photographer and writer Tim Pawlak.

Pawlak’s inspiration for this collection came about as a result of living and working in Massillon along with his analogue work for online photography magazine Lomography.com.  The theme for this collection of photos focuses on the timeless architectural influences seen on Massillon’s Historic Fourth Street. 
 
“The history represented by these buildings chronicle the grandeur of Massillon’s illustrious canal days,” says Pawlak. “When I was offered the opportunity to display some of my pieces in the library’s computer center, I immediately knew I wanted to highlight the great architecture in Massillon that is dear to me. Assembling the collection, I poured through my past shoots, which motivated me to take some new pictures. In the end, I chose pictures I thought would evoke the same feelings of pride in those who view the photos, as I had taking them. These pictures show the Massillon that we see every day, but not from an everyday point of view.”
 
“Massillon Rising” can be viewed during Massillon Public Library’s operating hours. Many more of Pawlak’s pictures (taken in Massillon) can be found on his Facebook page, along with his personal commentary.
 
The Massillon Public Library regularly features the works of local artists. If you are a local artist and would like to include your art in our rotating exhibit, please contact Karen Koher at the library’s Computer Center: 330.832.9831, ext. 327. 
 
The Massillon Public Library is located at 208 Lincoln Way East. The Second Street entrance is handicap accessible.