Photography as High Art: Newport Comes To Palm Beach

 

Photographer NIck Mele, Gloria & Jimmy Marcus

 

In Paris, family businesses and enterprises are often named Pere et Fils.  At a gallery in Palm Beach recently, the artistic enterprise was “Mere et Fils”, as Victoria Mele and Nick Mele, mother and son, showed their photographic works at a vibrant exhibit the EMKO Art gallery.

 

Photographer Victoria Mele with flora

NewPalmers got the word via Facebook and other communications, and were at the opening reception in numbers, viewing the  artistry (and could we say burgeoning photographic dynasty?) of the Meles.

 

Victoria Mele' s exquisite large images of various flora and nature were complemented by Nick Mele's photos of people, places, interiors and activities.

 

Theodora Aspegren, Lisa Aldridge-Vilnes & Victoria Mele

 

The Meles, daughter and grandson of Marion “Oatsie “Charles, a reigning grand dame of the Newport and Newport Society they inhabit, while documenting plant and place, and the world in which they live and work.

 

Merrilyn Bardes Letitia Lundeen & Dale Tatum Mercer

NewPalmers who congratulated the Meles and oohed and aahed over the imaginative images included paterfamilias Dr. Joe Mele, Janet and Toby Pell, Rochelle Ohrstrom, Dale Tatum Mercer, Merrilyn Bardes, Kathleen Beckett and Pamela O’Connor.    

 

                                               --Linda Phillips

 

 

For information about EMKO Galleries, go to http://emkopb.com

 

 

Rochelle Ohrstrom, Melissa Psitos & Kathleen Beckett

  

 

Lucy Webster, James Coleman & Lisa Nolan

 

Althea Cheatham, Brittain DAmigard & Mary Brittain Cheatham

 

Mary Underwood & Fiona Drummond

 

Dack & Hilary Patriarca, Kent Anderson

 

Kathleen Beckett & Janet Pell

 

          Molly Mele & Melissa Psitos

 


 

Elizabeth Leatherman  & Gail Cooke

 

Kent Anderson & Mary Brittain Cheatham

 

 

Joe Mele, Thomas Schoch & Sally Monks

 

 

 

The striking EMKO room

 

An adjoining exhibit

 

Friends congratulating Nick & Vicotira Mele

 

Maurice Yalin &  Reverend Timothy Cogan

 

Toby Pell and friends

 

Jay & Frances Knobel, Dusty Pearsall & Liz Dunn

 

Lounging in Ralph Lauren

 

Debra Levasseur & Danny Miller

 

Ingrid Anderson & friend

 

Elizabeth Leatherman, Betsy Turner & John Firestone

 

An intriguing poster at EMKO

 

Nick Mele's photograph of his grandmother, Oatsie Charles, at home

 

Catalogs of the Meles' works

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