The Trippe Gallery is pleased to host the annual Talbot Mentee Photography Show. Talbot Mentors youth have been working on a photography based program, a six-week affair with mentors and mentees getting together once a week to expose mentees to the art of photography. The purpose of the project, to develop a stronger relationship between mentor and mentee while providing a meaningful focus on self-discovery through artistic expression. The pairs have worked with a variety of local photographers who donated their time to teach the youth each week. This program was funded with the help of Talbot County Arts Council. The Talbot Mentors photography program is drawing to a close and pictures taken by the kids will be showcased at The Trippe Gallery at 23 N Harrison Street in Easton—for the weekend opening with a reception on Thursday, May 30th from 5-7pm.
If you are unfamiliar with Talbot Mentors, it is a non-profit, that matches adults with children for a one-to-one mentoring experience. Talbot mentors creates bonds that unleash potential. Every young person has boundless potential. Talbot Mentor volunteers connect with youth to help them unearth the capacity within and to explore and learn from each other’s worlds. Executive Director, Gerson Martinez states “we are constantly learning, refining, and growing through research, evaluation, and reflection. As an evidence-based mentoring organization, we exist to support the self-awareness, self-confidence, and growth of our children, and to connect them to our larger community.” This statement reflects precisely what the photography-and-poetry project is accomplishing.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a mentor or would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the work of Talbot Mentors, please visit www.talbotmentors.org or call the office at 410-770-5999.
The Trippe Gallery
23 N Harrison St.
Easton, Md 21601