Hunt or Gather

 

  • The opening of "Hunt or Gather" took place at the Saville Gallery in downtown Cumberland, Maryland.  It was part of the neighborhood's Art Walk.
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    The opening of "Hunt or Gather" took place at the Saville Gallery in downtown Cumberland, Maryland. It was part of the neighborhood's Art Walk.
  • The gallery quickly filled up with guests.  Photographs by Michael Lease and sculptures by Nellie Appleby were on display.
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    The gallery quickly filled up with guests. Photographs by Michael Lease and sculptures by Nellie Appleby were on display.
  • Visitors were invited to read the artists' statements upon entering the gallery.
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    Visitors were invited to read the artists' statements upon entering the gallery.
  • Artist Michael Lease (right) greets visitors.
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    Artist Michael Lease (right) greets visitors.
  • Lease's photo project, entitled "Send Me the Pillow You Dream On," involved 43 participants each sending him four separate photos.  Here, guests examine one part of the exhibit: photos of 43 distinct window views.
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    Lease's photo project, entitled "Send Me the Pillow You Dream On," involved 43 participants each sending him four separate photos. Here, guests examine one part of the exhibit: photos of 43 distinct window views.
  • Kate Macdonnell poses next to her high school photo, in which she's wearing a blazer she says she wore every day her freshman year.  Lease enlarged 43 high school photos for another part of the project.
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    Kate Macdonnell poses next to her high school photo, in which she's wearing a blazer she says she wore every day her freshman year. Lease enlarged 43 high school photos for another part of the project.
  • Visitors look at another component of the photo collaboration: pictures of where the participants sleep.
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    Visitors look at another component of the photo collaboration: pictures of where the participants sleep.
  • A child entertains herself while her mother chats with a friend.
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    A child entertains herself while her mother chats with a friend.
  • After the opening, guests were invited to an after-party at the home of Ed Dewitt of Cumberland, Maryland.
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    After the opening, guests were invited to an after-party at the home of Ed Dewitt of Cumberland, Maryland.
  • Photographer Michael Lease gives a speech to get the celebration under way.  Todd Shelar (left) played music for the guests.
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    Photographer Michael Lease gives a speech to get the celebration under way. Todd Shelar (left) played music for the guests.
  • The night ended with drinks and good conversation.
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    The night ended with drinks and good conversation.

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