Cetacean Society International

Working for whales, dolphins and porpoises worldwide


Due to a generous donation of photographs by the family of (the late) Kenneth H. Roberts, award winning Connecticut photographer, CSI has organized an exciting fundraising program titled Rails to Whales. During his life time Roberts had a fascination of a variety engines, including those of steam trains. The collection of photographs donated features Roberts study into these powerful machines from the smallest details to the full locomotive. The photographs will be for sale with all proceeds going to the efforts of CSI. The photos are available to the public and will be featured at art events, fairs, galleries and train museums around Connecticut and Massachusetts. Photos can also be purchased directly through CSI.

More About Kenneth H. Roberts
Ken Roberts entered the world of black and white darkroom photography in Brooklyn, NY in the 1930s. By the 60s, influenced by American artists such as Ansel Adams and his travels in the Southwest and Europe, his evocative still life and landscape work had truly become Art. Eventually he transitioned to self printed color digital photography. Roberts was a resident of Glastonbury, CT and his award winning work has been exhibited in galleries across CT and Massachusetts and is many private collections.


Upcoming Events:

Open Studio Weekend, Hartford
November 11 & 12, 11am to 5pm

The Rails to Whales exhibit will be located at 56 Arbor Street in Hartford. Along with the photos by Ken Roberts, CSI will exhibit the work of Don Sineti, renowned folk singer, Mystic Seaport sea shantyman, award-winning marine mammal artist and whale advocate. Along with his drawings, Sineti will be sharing his knowledge of cetaceans through song and stories. Other members of CSI will also be available to answer any questions about these wonderful creatures. Train and whale lovers both are encouraged to stop by to see this unique combination of art dedicated to saving whales worldwide.

Open Studio Weekend features art studios, galleries, educational institutions, art-related businesses and other creative group locations open to the public. For more information about Rails to Whales, contact CSI at rails2whales@gmail.com. For more information on Open Studio Hartford visit their website at www.openstudiohartford.com