Central America is Focus of Meadows Photography Exhibit

The Meadows Gallery will once again host Door County photographer, Dennis Connolly, for a photographic exhibit, Oct. 1 – Nov. 13. Connolly has brought his Connection-themed photography to the county several times previously and this exhibit is titled, Connections: The People and Vision of Central America.

Connolly has previously worked in five countries in the region with health care teams and recently visited others as a tourist.

“One must view these areas with both an open, accepting and curious mind,” said Connolly. “Throughout the area, I’ve experienced incredible warmth and kindness, especially by people who have very little materially, yet are generous and giving. As in most places in the world, the family is of the greatest importance.”

Central America is the region located between Mexico and Columbia, made up of Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua Costa Rica and Panama. Its landscape incudes rainforest, lowlands, mountains and active volcanos. The history is varied and dramatic and the people are Native American, descendants of Africans and peninsular Spanish with a great cultural blend. Politically, all these counties have their own sense of self.

“We are happy to have Dennis share his vision in our gallery and with the greater community,” said Tom Seagard, local artist and gallery curator. The public is invited to the reception and to view the exhibit on Oct. 14 from 2 – 4 pm. The Meadows Gallery is located inside The Meadows apartments at Scandia Village, 10560 Applewood Road, Sister Bay.

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