Join us at Lebanon Picture Frame & Fine Art Gallery for an unforgettable experience that is a time-honored celebration of life. Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is typically observed from Halloween to All Saints Day, when the spirits of our dearly departed are said to have temporarily returned to the world of the living. What better way to welcome their long and tiresome journey than with a lovingly prepared feast, laden with delicious dishes and adorned with marigolds? Experience Mexico’s indigenous celebration through the lens of Mt. Gretna photographer, Glenn Acker. Acker’s visual exploration takes inspiration from his travels. This exquisite photographic exhibition was inspired by his love of Mexico and its people, culture, food and colors.
The show opens with the Artist’s Reception, Friday, October 5th, from 5 to 8 PM. The images will be available on view at the gallery throughout the rest of the month.
Avid traveler and photographer Glenn Acker was first introduced to the darkroom and the image developing process at the age of seven. From that point on, he was enchanted by the world of photography. The darkroom was a place “where the red light, the smell of the chemicals and the magical emergence of images definitely hooked me,” as Acker fondly remembers. As a student in college, he further pursued his interest by taking photography classes; he then constructed his first darkroom in 1973. Since the early 2000s, Acker has once again become interested in photography as the technology advanced, enabling him to process photographic images digitally even in their tiny cottage in Mt. Gretna, where the artist has been living for the last 24 years.