By: Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb A steady flow of visitors turned out Sunday, January 26 at the opening reception for the 2nd Annual Juried Photography Exhibit at the Vernon Community Arts Center in Vernon, Connecticut. The exhibit provided a cozy retreat from the chilly winter afternoon as attendees strolled about clad in coats, jackets, sweaters and wool scarves. Clearly enjoying a creative break from the frigid blast that has a grip on New England, visitors stopped periodically for closer examination of photos that caught their fancy. One woman of Austrian heritage said she was mesmerized by an entry titled “Austrian Village.” A row of black & white photos, including one of cartoon character Betty Boop was drawing attention. Meanwhile, others such as “A Bug’s Life”…