My wife and I were pleased to attend an art exhibit at the Foothills Center in Oneonta. The exhibit for the evening was a remarkable collection of photographs taken by local artist Lady Ostapeck.
Lady’s childhood doll, Ellen Elizabeth, was the featured attraction in most all of the photo collection that spanned three large walls. Each photo recorded a time period in the life of the doll (as though a real woman) from the cradle to anticipation of widowhood. Every scene was so incredibly lifelike with all items surrounding the doll in perfect proportion.
Viewers of all ages and backgrounds found themselves touched with sentiment and fond recollection as they milled about the room.
Lady herself was present to sign books, shake hands or offer insight on the creation of her various works. Though wrought with physical limitations to sight and hearing, it was evident to all present that the mind inside this well-dressed body still crackled like glowing coals. She was a gracious hostess who found time to greet and thank each guest for their attendance.
Her show was great, she was fabulous and I shall remember her always as I look upon the walls of my wife’s home adorned with work from those talented hands.
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