"Meet the Artists" Reception: Friday, August 11, 7pm - 8:30pm
"Thru Our Imagery" photographers, Loralea Kirby and
son Zachary, present a gallery of Ocean City landmarks, seascapes and iconic
images at the Ocean City Arts Center August 1 through August 31. A "Meet the
Artists" reception, free and open to the public will be held Friday, August 11
at 7pm. The photographs will be for sale.
Southern New Jersey natives, the Kirbys have photographed the
Jersey Shore area for the past decade. After a Navy career full of deployments
and relocations, the Kirby family found themselves firmly planted in New Jersey.
To help, Zachary, the eldest of three active boys adjust to settling down in yet
another new area, a camera and many meandering road trips came into play.
Loralea said, "Zak and I never used a GPS or map when we went to a new area. We
enjoyed getting lost. So much is missed when we focus on the destination instead
of the journey to get there".
started as a hobby became a way of life for the entire family. Southern New
Jersey became home, and photography turned into a way to share the treasures
that are found here. The mother and son team came to believe that every photo
needed to share what it felt like to be at the location at that very moment. The
mission for the team became capturing an image that will never be exactly the
same again, so we can revisit that place in time forever.
Ocean City Arts Center Executive Director Rosalyn Lifshin said,
"We met the Kirbys when they participated in a Boardwalk Art Show several years
ago. They won an award the first year and continued to impress Ocean City
visitors ever since that summer. We are so excited to host them in our
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Programs made possible in part by funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
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