Blue Marsh: Landscape Lost
Reception Thursday 6 - 8 p.m. Sept. 12, 2013
Exhibit Sept. 12 through October 31
Curators: Steven Potteiger and Marilyn J. Fox, director Freyberger Gallery
Photo Courtesy: Andrew Williams
This exhibit explores the time (1974 – 1979) when the Blue Marsh Dam project commenced, and investigates the subsequent permanent change to the land and the people who lived there.
The exhibit includes: contemporary and historic photographs, paintings, artifacts and text that brings to the public the unconstrained beauty of the landscape lost during the construction of the Blue Marsh Dam and Recreational Area. With photographs of the working farms and historic homesteads and the haunting images of vacated homes and barns,and paintings created by a young artist whose family was displaced by the project.
Farms, homes, villages, roads, and the heritage of those displaced are all but forgotten - except for those individuals whose lives and families changed forever. The photographs and paintings have never been gathered for one exhibit, nor has there been an exhibit that focuses on the Blue Marsh dam project.
A reckoning of the permanent transformation to the land, farms and families in the name of the construction of a dam that provides both flood control and recreation facilities is part of the heritage of Berks County and that should be recognized.
10 am - 6 pm
10 am - 8 pm
10 am - 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday:
12 pm - 4 pm
Gallery Closing for Season:
Friday, May 3
Fall, Sept. 12, 2013
Marilyn Fox (firstname.lastname@example.org)