Trip to the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery
at Lebanon Valley College
Saturday March 4th, 2017 to see the
Mary Ellen Mark
Tiny: Streetwise Revisited
Hosted by Gallery Director Barbara McNulty
On Saturday March 4th we will meet at Lebanon Valley College's Suzanne H. Arnold Gallery in Annville for the Mary Ellen Mark photography exhibition titled Tiny: Streetwise Revisited hosted and lead by Gallery Director Barbara McNulty. Barbara has agreed to give the Harrisburg Camera Club an exclusive walk through of the exhibition. This will give us the opportunity to discuss Mary Ellen Mark's work with her. The Gallery is in a former church, one block north of the light at the intersection of Rt.422 and 934 on the left hand side. Parking is on the street or in a lot one block west of the Gallery. The street address is listed as 101 N. College Avenue, Annville. The gallery opens at 11:00, you should plan to be there by 11:15.
For those members that live on the west side of the river we will car pool from the our usual location next to Arby's at the Giant grocery store in Camp Hill and leave at 10:30. For those of you that live on the East Shore, if you don't want to carpool from Camp Hill, we will meet you there. If you have any questions contact Andrew Hoff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 592-9304. There is no activity planned after the gallery showing. Expect a return to Camp Hill around 1:00.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
Renowned photographer Mary Ellen Mark (1940–2015) began a project called Streetwise, which became a poignant document of a fiercely independent group of homeless and troubled youth who made their way on the streets of Seattle as pimps, prostitutes, panhandlers, and small-time drug dealers. Streetwise introduced several unforgettable children, including Tiny, who dreamed of a horse farm, diamonds and furs, and a baby of her own.
Since meeting Tiny 30 years ago, Mark continued to photograph her, creating what became one of Mark’s most significant and long-term projects. Tiny: Streetwise Revisited incorporates the most powerful images from Streetwise, taking us from thirteen-year-old Tiny to the middle-aged mom of 10 we meet today. Exhibition texts and captions are drawn from conversations between Tiny and Mary Ellen Mark, as well as with Mark’s husband, filmmaker Martin Bell, who made the landmark film Streetwise, also included in the exhibition.