Kevin Kiley's moon is full for many of the wonderful shows that visit the Opera House. Shows we can attend are all but completely arranged by Cathy Sherrill, who has worked in and around the Opera House for the past ten years. Before that, Cathy helped out at the Opera House in a variety of ways, as many have, to save and renovate what some have called the cultural center of our peninsula.
I met Cathy at her wedding — that was a long time ago, but a date I often recall for a lot of reasons. Mostly I remember her father and how special he and Cathy were together. Their interaction captivated me — it was impossible to ignore how much they cared for each other. I think it was obvious for the guests, too.
Over the years of knowing Cathy, I have not forgotten the images I recorded that day. It's kind of funny that now, at the Opera House, I often continue to make photographs of Cathy as she welcomes people to shows and events, introducing performers from far and near. I am reminded of her wedding and how she welcomed guests and friends to that event, which became our event.
At the Opera House, we have come to appreciate the efforts of many in our community. We are fortunate to have such a special place in our lives which invites everyone to enjoy a historic treasure that's been around for longer than many of us.
My first visit to the Opera House, many years ago, was to photograph a Knights of Pythias group. Later I documented the conversion, proposed by Dan DeRepentigny, to create mall-like shops of the interior space.
I'm glad the Opera House has survived and pleased that Cathy has been able to help.