Inquiring Photographer: January 2021

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.