Loaded Camera Leads To A Show At The Mint

Posted: January 16, 1994

Paul Miller likes red.

It shows in the photographs he takes.

His photographs include Red Pepper taken in 1985; Red Boat, 1990; Red Vase, 1991, and the red lips in the photo, Modern Fountain, 1990.

These photographs are included in Miller's first solo exhibit at the Franklin Mint, where he is a senior photographer. The show, "People, Places and Things," which opened Tuesday in the mint's museum, contains more than 40 photographs taken by Miller over the last 11 years.

On view until Feb. 20, the display includes candid shots of people, including Pee-Wee Herman in a parade at Harvard University. There are also photographs of a waterfall taken at Bushkill Falls, as well as closeups of waterlilies and orchids.

"I keep a camera loaded on weekends and (on) my time off," said Miller, who was at the opening. "I like (having this show) because it allows me to

put together a wide variety of subjects."

Miller's camera concentration at the mint is on product and model photography. Before coming to his present job, the 32-year-old Rose Valley resident was chief product photographer for Jordan Marsh Co. in Boston. He holds a degree in cinema and photography from Ithaca (N.Y.) College.

"Very good work," said co-worker Harry Miller of Philadelphia, who was at the opening and is not related to the photographer.

Among the others there Tuesday, many of whom were co-workers and friends, were Lydia Driscoll of Ardmore, Mary Portellos of Media, Kathleen Facciolo of Folcroft, Anna Maria Parisi of West Chester, Laura Schifferli of Swarthmore, Carla Samyan of Springfield; Tom Dalton and Tina DeCicco, both of Philadelphia; Kathy Kaminski of Haverford, Mike Doheny of Lansdale, Michael Hopkins of Morton and museum curator Judie Ashworth of Lima.

BIG BAND BENEFIT

* A preview party for the Royer-Graves Big Band Night was held at the school for the blind Jan. 5 with about 100 committee members, sponsors and friends attending.

The big-band benefit will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 at the school, 118 South Valley Road in Paoli.

Heading the benefit on an honorary committee are Pat and Bill Lamb of Devon; Pat Reeser of Berwyn is chairing the working body.

Co-chairs are Nick Bereda of Berwyn and Dan Green of Paoli.

Among those on the committee are Garrett and Marty Aquilar and Susan Bereda, all of Berwyn; Charlotte Barbee, David Egan, Adolph Florig, Colleen Larsen, Katie Quin, Kathy Reeser, Beth Shank, Pat Sincavage and Lala Taylor, all of Malvern; Maria and David Bradley of Havertown; Jerry Brigham, Peggy Bullock, Priscilla Fosnocht, James McHatton and Norman Morgan, all of Paoli; Sally Cannon of Newtown Square; Peg White of Broomall; Linda Swartz of Phoenixville and Bob Parramore of Kennett Square.

The Royer-Graves School is a residential facility for the education and training of blind, multi-handicapped children and adults.

Cost of the event is $40 per person, $75 per couple.

Make checks payable to Royer-Graves School and mail to: Pat Reeser, Royer- Graves School, 118 South Valley Rd., Paoli, Pa. 19301.

SMITH GALLERY SHOW

* The Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Gallery at the Wayne Art Center is holding an exhibit, "Architectural Fantasies," by Stephen Cappelli.

The opening reception on Jan. 8 was canceled due to the weather but the exhibit will run through Jan. 31.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

LIBRARY LEAGUE LECTURE

* The Gladwyne Library League will sponsor a series of three lectures on novelist Jane Austen at 10 a.m., Jan. 19, 26 and Feb. 2 at Waverly Heights in Gladwyne.

English garden historian and lecturer Barbara O'Brien will conduct the talks.

The lectures will be preceded by coffee at 9:30 a.m.

HUGH HANSON HONORED

* Gladwyne resident Hugh B. Hanson, founder and first president of Historic RittenhouseTown in Philadelphia, was honored with the dedication of a room in his name at the Fairmount Park site, a 1690 colonial paper mill.

The dedication on Dec. 10 was attended by about 100 people, including public officials, RittenhouseTown board members and volunteers.

Hanson, formerly Eastern marketing director of Weyerhaeuser Paper Co. of Tacoma, Wash., established Historic RittenhouseTown in 1984 to restore and preserve the site, and to develop it into an educational and recreational resource.

The paper mill was built in early colonial times by William Rittenhouse.

Neighbors welcomes news of your social events. Send information, a name and phone number for verification to Pauline Bogaert, Main Line and Delaware County "Gatherings," Inquirer Neighbors, 919 Conestoga Rd., Building 2, Suite 106, Rosemont, Pa. 19010.

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