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Captured Essentiality Exhibit
August 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The First Friday Event, August 6, 2021 at The Palette & The Page Gallery will present interesting photographs by Ann Gonzalez and turned wood pieces by Lauren LaBare in the Special Exhibit Gallery Show “Captured Essentiality.” The reception is from 5pm-8pm and will have live music by John Palombo during the Opening. We also welcome local authors J.L. Jackola and Frank Hopkins to sign their books. The show will be in the Special Exhibit Gallery through Friday, August 27th.
Ann Gonzalez is a local Cecil County photographer who shoots a variety of subjects. She’s taken photography courses while studying for her history degree with Northeastern University and with the Visual Communications Program at Cecil College. Whether it’s capturing the beauty in decaying military housing or a family of geese on a local trail, her goal is to share with you the emotion she felt when she decided that moment was important enough to bring back to you. She is the mother of two young children.
Lauren LaBare has been in the tree care business with her husband, Mert, for over 20 years. Lauren has a keen eye for beauty, and with that, she and her husband create beautiful and functional turned wood pieces. Lauren is a member of the Chester County Craft Guild, a chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. Several of her pieces have been donated and auctioned off to support local non-profits, and she continues to give her time and share her talent with them. Lauren and her husband create exquisite pieces in hopes of sharing a different type of beauty in trees.
Author Frank E Hopkins writes realistic crime novels and short stories portraying social and political issues. He has published five novels: The Counterfeit Drug Murders was awarded third place in the novel category by the Delaware Press Association in their 2021 Communications Contest, The Billion Dollar Embezzlement Murders, Abandoned Homes: Vietnam Revenge Murders which won first place in the mystery/thriller category in the Maryland Writers Association 2018 novel contest, The Opportunity, and Unplanned Choices. Frank’s collection of short stories, First Time, was awarded second place for a single author collection in the Delaware Press Associations 2017 Communication contest.
Author J. L. Jackola is a Delaware native and University of Delaware alum who discovered her passion for writing in grade school when she wrote a short story that earned her a spot in a local writing workshop. She’s been creating fantasy worlds ever since. She has released four books to date. Her debut novel, Ascension, Book One in her Unbound Prophecy series, Descent, Book Two, Book Three: Surfacing and Book Four: Submerged. When she’s not weaving tales, she can be found curled up with a good book, logging miles in her running shoes, or spending time with her husband and three children.
Performing music during the First Friday Art Loop will be John Palombo. We are thrilled to welcome him back!
The Event is FREE.
The exhibit in the Gallery is from Tuesday, August 3rd through Friday, August 27th.
Our regular hours, other than First Friday’s, are Tuesday through Saturday 12pm-6pm.
About The Palette & The Page
Established in November 2009, The Palette & The Page is a woman owned gallery that carries art by local artists, books by local authors, and gently loved books. The gallery also offers workshops in the arts. We are located in Elkton, MD, a designated Arts and Entertainment District in the State of Maryland. Our goals are many: to support Artists, Authors, Musicians, Poets, the Arts, other small and local businesses, and to provide YOU a place to find unique, handmade, artistic items for yourself and gifts for your family and your friends. “Enriching Lives Through Art & Beauty”