Main Library - Throughout July - This exhibition features portraits of cancer patients. Andy Allen photographs his subjects with minimal props, in front of neutral backgrounds. He wishes to show the happiness of life through photographic images by capturing smiles and forever preserving images of courage, beauty and dignity. The images are not of sick kids and adults, but of strong and beautiful people filled with hope. Andy’s personal experience of battling cancer through chemotherapy and radiation therapy at a young age has shaped who he is, and his purpose to photograph. The First Monday Gallery opening reception will take place July 6 from 6-7 p.m.