Friday, August 27, 2010

Linden Place Art Exhibit and Lecture

"The Girl of My Dreams" Art Exhibit & Lecture Explores the Life of DeWolf Family Member Sylvia DeWolf Ostrander

Stacy Renee Morrison, a New York City Photographer, stumbles across a 19th century trunk abandoned in the garbage that belonged to Sylvia DeWolf Ostrander, a Bristol, Rhode Island native. Sylvia, born in 1841, was a member of the well known DeWolf family that occupied Linden Place Mansion in Bristol, Rhode Island for 177 years. Compelled by the objects Sylvia left behind, Stacy goes on to research her life and attempts to bring her back through photography. Morrison will present some of her photographs, and the twists and turns of her research on Sylvia, during a presentation in the Linden Place Ballroom on Sunday, September 26 at 2 PM.

Stacy Renee Morrison, a native to New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers University in 1997 with a degree in women's studies. She received her Master's Degree in Photography from New York University in 2001. She currently teaches photography at Montclair State University in New Jersey and is also a still-life photographer.

Stacy has exhibited her photographs in New York City, Toronto, Italy, Rhode Island and San Francisco. She received a grant from the Rhode Island Council of the Humanities for her work on "The Girl of My Dreams" that enabled her to slip back in time and make her apparitional images. She is currently working on developing curriculum with the Rhode Island Historical Society to bring "The Girl of My Dreams" to history classes across the state and making ghostly photographs for a new book coming out about the John Brown House in Providence.

Admission to this event is free and open to the public. In conjunction with this lecture and the celebration of the mansion's 200th birthday, the Linden Place Museum will be open for free guided tours from 12pm - 2pm. Guests are encouraged to visit the 1810 museum prior to attending the lecture. Refreshments will be served.

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