"Revolutionary America" Exhibit Inspires Visitors at the Mark Miller Gallery
Revolutionary America is a dynamic sensory, photography, video and educational exhibit. Hosted by the Mark Miller Gallery at 92 Orchard Street in Manhattan's Lower East Side, the exhibit runs from Sunday June 14, 2015 to Sunday July 12, 2015.
New York, NY, June 19, 2015 (Newswire.com) - "Revolutionary America" is a dynamic sensory, photography, video and educational exhibit. Hosted by the Mark Miller Gallery at 92 Orchard Street in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the exhibit runs from Sunday June 14, 2015 to Sunday July 12, 2015.
Starting with an Opening Celebration on Flag Day, Sunday June 14, 2015, guests were greeted by Continental Soldiers and Camp Followers, given a tour of the exhibit, as well as a chance to sample period recipes.
The inspiration for “Revolutionary America” is a collective of several years of historical inquiry and inspiration from genealogical research, volunteering with lineage organizations, as well as teaching New Yorkers and visitors about history as a volunteer museum docent. Its curator, Lindsey Mullholand, is a New York City based volunteer, historian and designer.
Teaming with energy, the photos are bright and colorful, capturing happiness and joy in moments of individuals exploring and re-enacting history. Ms. Mullholand loves capturing moments with the public, and especially students. Viewers of all ages have a multi-sensory adventure awaiting them throughout the two floors of the gallery. Not just a typical photography exhibit, Revolutionary America includes photos, video, dioramas and smells.
Excited that her Opening Celebration was on Flag Day, she shares a memory that led her to create the "Revolutionary America" exhibit.
"Our task was to walk the NYC Flag Day parade route, passing out American flags. From children to adults, the joy on peoples’ faces was overwhelming. I knew that my past momentum with research and volunteering had to take on a new direction, to share this feeling with as many people as possible. I want to recreate these powerful moments exploring history in interactive ways, beyond your usual textbook”.
The exhibit includes collaborations with illustrator Felipe Galindo and Hector Werkes LLC.
Felipe Galindo, also known as Feggo, includes five humorous pieces from his collection “George Washington Returns to Gotham”.
Within the lower level dioramas includes an 18th century-inspired Tavern Table, handcrafted and made of re-purposed wood by Hector Werkes LLC.
The collection of spirited photographs are offered to the public at an affordable price.
Mark Miller Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, from 12pm to 6pm, and by appointment. Group tours are available. Organizations may participate in the gallery's offerings of their "Summer Mixer Schedule" .
For more information on Revolutionary America: Portraits of Past, Present and Possibility, please call 646.543.5283.
Revolutionary America is at the Mark Miller Gallery, 92 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002 | 212.253.9479.