Most people see Mondays as the end of the weekend.

But for one person, Mondays bring a new perspective to the start of every week.

Artist/photographer Tracy A. Perry, Tamaqua, in her exhibit "My Mondays", saw the opportunity to show Mondays in a new light – as a day to be thankful, a day of possibilities.

The exhibit, opening Friday, June 8, in Tamaqua, takes the day and turns it into something special. The 53 photos on display were taken by Perry every Monday, beginning with the first Monday of the spring of 2011 and concluding with the last Monday of the winter of 2012.

"I wanted to take something that you may see every day and turn it into something special. I quickly learned to embrace the unexpected, and to look around", said Perry. "These are not your typical seasonal photographs. No matter where you are, there is beauty and this is my year of Mondays".

Perry, married and the mother of four children, grew up in Wilkes-Barre and moved to Tamaqua in 1990. She was the owner/operator of Tracy's Home Accents from 1992-2003. A lifelong volunteer, she has served on numerous education committees, and currently serves as board president of Stonehedge Gardens, Inc. in South Tamaqua.

An artist's reception and the opening of the exhibit is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. in the Tamaqua Art Gallery, located at 114 West Broad Street, Tamaqua. The exhibit will continue until June 30th. The artist will also be available at the gallery on Saturday, June 9, from 2 to 6 p.m.

The gallery, operated by the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce, is open Monday through Friday from 9 to 5 p.m. More information is available on the exhibit by calling (570) 449-4568, or (570) 668-1880.

Perry's philosophy makes it clear: "No matter where you are, there is beauty….even on Mondays."