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“The Eyes of Three Generations” Exhibit
August 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
“The Eyes of Three Generations: Photographs by Charlotte Cutts, Nanny Trippe and George Merrill” will be on exhibit at The Trippe Gallery, 23 North Harrison Street in Easton, with an opening reception on August 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. during the First Friday Gallery Walk.
“When composition, light and shadow, color and texture come into balance, it is an exciting thing. I love to spot something – be it a building, a tree or a moment in time that encompasses all these elements,” explains Nanny Trippe.
As a young child, Nanny loved photography. She took her first pictures of her pets and captured on film the natural wonders of the Eastern Shore of which she is a native. Today her photographic interests have grown more eclectic, where her compositional skills demonstrate her excellence. Owner of the Trippe Gallery, home to works of art created here on the Shore and well beyond its boundaries, Nanny’s gallery is a regional showcase for artistic creativity. A graduate of St. Timothy’s School in Baltimore, Denison University in Ohio and Richmond College in London, England, Nanny honed her skills and has exhibited her work in Lexington, Virginia as well as locally and in the Maryland Federation of Arts shows. Her photo “#2 Door” won the Best Black and White, Best Amateur and Best Photograph in the 2009 Plein Air Easton Photography Contest. Other of her works appear in “Best of Photography 2010” by Photographer’s Forum magazine while others are published in “Best of Photography” annually to date. In 2013, her image “Available Seating” won the Tidewater Camera Club Award for Excellence in Photography at the Academy Art Museum Annual Member Show. She has been juried into several shows at The Maryland Federation of Art. In 2016, she had a solo show “Trees: Majesty and Mystery” at the Academy Art Museum in Easton. As a friend of the arts and of her native Shore, Nanny has enabled exhibits, the proceeds of some going to local institutions dedicated to community service.
Charlotte Cutts is a visual storyteller and photographer, and a native of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Daughter of Nanny Trippe, this apple has not fallen far from the tree but far enough to distinguish herself as an imaginative, creative photographer and printmaker in her own right. Charlotte’s love of photography, art history, and fine art blossomed while attending high school at The Madeira School in Northern Virginia. She attended the Savannah College of Art and Design, studying photography and printmaking, also studying abroad in Lacoste, France. She has worked as a photographer for an e-commerce company and is currently employed as a Social Media Strategist at a marketing agency. She has curated and been selected for numerous shows exhibiting works in both photography and printmaking. When not behind the viewfinder of a camera or printmaking, Charlotte enjoys scribbling in her journal, eating crab cakes, sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, and reading classic literature. She has served as team member and captain of The Savannah College of Art and Design women’s lacrosse team.
George R. Merrill took his first photographs in 1947 with an old Voightlander Brillant, developed the negatives and printed them. The pictures were terrible, over exposed and out of focus. Still, watching those first images emerge in the darkroom light was pure magic for him. He was smitten for life and has been doing traditional black and white darkroom photography for 71 years. The pictures have improved. George has authored a book of text and image, Bay of the Mother of God; A Yankee Discovers the Chesapeake Bay and coauthored another, Reflections, Psychological and Spiritual Images of the Heart. George is a retired Episcopal priest. He serves as Delmarva Public Radio’s essayist and a columnist at the Talbot Spy. His photographs have appeared at Government House in Annapolis. George held solo exhibits at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City, at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, and at the Maryknoll Center in New York at an International Conference on Ecological Sustainability.
For more information about “The Eyes of Three Generations,” call The Trippe Gallery at 410-310-8727.