One of Mark Royall’s clocks made from repurposed bike parts. Courtesy of Mark Royall

After a 38-year career in photography, by 2011, Harpswell resident Mark Royall could tell it was time to pivot.

Former professional photographer and clock creator Mark Royall of Harspwell. Courtesy of Mark Royall

Despite an accomplished career, the industry was changing, Royall said, and his wedding portrait and aerial photography business were in decline due to upcoming technologies like drones and advanced smartphone cameras.

“It just started to slowly, slowly drift away,” Royall said. “Everybody’s got an iPhone.”

Now, over 10 years later, Royall has reinvented himself, transitioning to a new genre of creating that repurposes old bicycle and other mechanical parts into artisan clocks.

“Transitioning out of photography, I wanted to go back into my art realm,” Royall said. “Photography freezes the moment, okay, but the clock never stops, and it keeps going —

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DANVILLE — Like many local events which took a one-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, Arts in the Park is back for 2021 in historic Lincoln Park, off Logan Avenue in Danville.

Arts in the Park is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. This is the 32nd year for the event.

The sidewalk chalk contest, south of the Lincoln Park Pavilion near the playground, is the first event, with registration opening at 9 a.m. Saturday. The contest runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Bring your own chalk or use chalk provided. Registration is free and prizes are awarded. All ages are welcome, organizers say.

The Art on Wheels Car Show presented by the Illiana Antique Automobile Club is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Saturday. It’s an open show for cars, trucks, customs,

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A new photography exhibit is opening at the Salina Art Center this week, with a reception on Friday night.

“GLOSSY • BRIGHT • COLORFUL” by Geroge Jerkovich opens Wednesday in the South Gallery at the art center, 242 S. Santa Fe Ave.

Admission to the center is free with summer hours being 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.

An opening reception for the exhibit will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday.

George Jerkovich is a noted regional photographer. He regularly participates in area exhibits, and his work is represented in many corporate and private collections.

The exhibit features nine large-format photographs printed on metal. Each piece showcases automotive details of a different customized car.

Jerkovich said color and form are the most important aspects of his work and

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