Photo taken of a statue of St. Michael the Archangel in Milltown cemetery, in West Belfast, Northern Ireland. Milltown is a historic, predominately Irish Catholic cemetery filled with Irish Republican casualties from the “Troubles.”
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God.
Thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits,
Who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls
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The City of Gaithersburg presents an exhibit featuring the photographic works by Jacqueline Quinn LaRocca at The Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg, Maryland from December 13th to January 31, 2014. The public is invited to a free Artists’ Reception on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Jacqueline Quinn LaRocca is a freelance, international photographer who resides in Ellicott City, Maryland. She specializes in black and white and infrared photography. Her work represents her passion for creating fine art photographs of spiritual and historical places and spaces around the globe. Jacqueline states that she strives to visually communicate the feelings she’s experienced at these ethereal places so others may share in her experience. Jacqueline has produced portfolios from her travels to Cambodia, Thailand, Ireland, United Kingdom, and throughout the United States.
Jacqueline’s photographs have been accepted to exhibits at the Maryland Federation for Art in Annapolis, The Quiet Waters Gallery in Annapolis, Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City, and The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland, College Park. Additionally, Jacqueline’s photographs have been published in newspapers, travel guides, websites and articles. Jacqueline graduated from the professional photography program at the Washington School of Photography. To view Jacqueline’s work please visit her website http://www.JacquelineLaRocca.com and her photography blog at http://www.laroccablog.com
Thank You to Juror: Fahimeh Vahdat, Chair of Visual Arts, Howard County Community College for awarding me the Juror’s Award for my three Thailand Temple Ruin photographs in the Art Howard County 2013 Exhibition, on Friday November 8, 2013. The exhibit runs from November 1—December 13, 2013 at the Howard County Arts Council 8510 Ridge Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21043 www.hocoarts.org (410) 313-ARTS
The photographs are black and white and infrared. While visiting these sacred places, I could feel the spirits from long ago. Thailand Temple Ruins I is from the remains of King U Thong’s Ayutthaya kingdom from 1350. Thailand Temple Ruins II is from a monastery from the Ayutthaya kingdom. Thailand Temple Ruins III are known as Wat Mahathat which are the remains from the Sukhothati kingdom that included a royal palace and twenty-six Buddhist temples dating from the 13th and 14th centuries. In the 18th century the Burmese Army destroyed these kingdoms and the fragile ruins are all that remain today.
The Tilghman Island Inn features Jacqueline Quinn LaRocca’s fine art black and white photography exhibit of haunted and historical places on the Eastern Shore of Maryland from October 5th through October 31st.
Artist Reception Sunday, October 6th from 3 to 5 p.m.
Location: The Tilghman Island Inn 21384 Coopertown Rd., Tilghman Island , MD. 800-866-2141.