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8/31/2023 - Georgia Sheron Commemorative Exhibit in September 2023

The Gloria Cachion Gallery at the Southbury Public Library will showcase the photography of the late Georgia Sheron from Tuesday, September 5, 2023 through Thursday, September 28, 2023. This exhibit is part of a year-long series of special events to celebrate 350 years of community, culture and history (1673-2023) of Southbury.

The display will be a retrospective of photographs that Georgia had taken of John Ludorf also known as “Uncle John”. He was a farmer who had a farm in the Purchase section of Southbury which was about 126 acres. Over many years Georgia would interview and take several photographs of her neighbor, Uncle John. He plowed with horses and milked cows by hand well into his 90’s. Georgia completed a book called “Uncle John: Portraits of a True Yankee Farmer”.

Georgia Sheron was a member of Professional Photographers of America and holds their certificate as a Master Photographic Craftsman. She was a five-time winner of the Kodak Award of Excellence and the Fuji Masterpiece Award and was twice the recipient of Master Photographer of the Year. Her work graced the cover of Professional Photographer magazine as well as many book covers for Random House and CD covers for musician.

Ms. Sheron also had fine honed her photography skills and had other photographs from traveling to Italy, St. Croix, and Monhegan Island, Maine as well. Georgia passed away in late January 2019 and was greatly respected by her peers and the public. We’d like to celebrate and honor her for all she has done for the Southbury community.

The exhibit will be open during regular library hours which are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30am to 5:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am to 9:00pm, Saturdays 9:30am to 4:00pm and Sundays 12:00pm to 5:00pm. 

Georgia’s Bio:

The full gallery:

cows in the road by georgia sheron

uncle john playing violin by georgia sheron

georgia sheron portrait

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The Town of Southbury is holding events and activities all year long to celebrate 350 years of community, culture and history (1673-2023), aimed at highlighting the past and progress of the one and only Southbury.

The 350th Anniversary Steering Committee is: John Dwyer and Kevin Bielmeier (co-chairs), Brian Jones (vice-chair), Justin Bette, Lynn Dwyer, Melinda Elliott, Michael Ganem, Kara Kenney, Mary Korsu, and Gosia Liedlich.

For more information on all the 350th events, visit