The Inquiring Photographer
by Kathleen Sullivan
Q. How long have you lived in Hurleyville, and what do you love most about it?
I’ve lived in Hurleyville all my life.
I love the “small-town-ness” of Hurleyville.
I’ve lived in Hurleyville for 31 years.
I love Hurleyville’s rural character.
I’ve lived in Hurleyville for 15 years.
I love the people in Hurleyville.
I’ve lived in Hurleyville for 70 years.
Hurleyville is a nice small town.
My first experience of Hurleyville was in 2015 when Patrick Dollard gave me a tour of Hurleyville, which by the way, I didn’t know existed. I did give him my opinion, which was that the one way to revitalize a community and achieving that goal is through the arts.
So, I gave it some thought and decided that Hurleyville should have an arts center, and the rest is history. In thinking about it, I then decided to build a house on Main Street so that I was able to oversee the project. At first, it was just a place for me to stay. Then Hurleyville became a place that started to feel like home. I never really had a sense of community before. After coming here, I had to stretch and develop individual relationships with different people. I found everyone very welcoming, and it’s now really become home. I’m thrilled to be here and will do whatever I can for the community. I want to help make Hurleyville a comfortable, inviting place so that everybody would want to be here in some form.