Tag Archives: Ellicott City

Online Art Auction – Hooper’s Island

Hoopers Island 1I am happy to announce that “Hooper’s Island I” framed black and white, infrared photograph is now available for bidding on the Howard County Arts Auction website.  Place your bid here: Online Bidding

Online bidding ends March 13th. Online bids will be transferred to the Celebration of Arts event on March 19th for continued bidding. If you want to continue bidding and can’t make it to the event, please send an email to Exhibits and ask for a proxy for the event.

Howard County Arts Council Silent Art Auction 

Join us for this exciting event celebrating the arts in Howard County, Maryland!

The evening begins with a reception from 6 – 8 PM, featuring entertainment, culinary treats from local restaurants and caterers, and, of course, the Silent Auction. Proceeds go towards the Howard County Arts Council programs.

Live Event Information

March 19, 2016 6:00 PM

Tickets on sale at http://www.hocoarts.org/celebration_of_the_arts.php

Horowitz Center at Howard Community College

10601 Little Patuxent Parkway

Columbia, MD 21045

 

 

 

 

 

The Lost Enchanted Forest, Ellicott City, Maryland

The Enchanted Forest, Ellicott City, Maryland
The Enchanted Forest, Ellicott City, Maryland

10010 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042

An enchanting, fairy tale theme park located on Route 40 in Ellicott City, Maryland.  Opened in 1955, I visited the park as a child during the 1970’s with my then best friend Connie.  Her father took us there for a day trip from Bethesda, Maryland.  At the time, traveling to Ellicott City seemed like such a long way to a faraway place, but this added to the excitement.  The park was a forest filled space with fairy tale themed structures nestled among the trees.  Cinderella, Mother Goose, Jack and the Beanstalk were just a few of the characters dwelling here.

The Ice Cream Cottage, Enchanted Forest, Ellicott City, Maryland
The Ice Cream Cottage, Enchanted Forest, Ellicott City, Maryland

Sadly, forty years later all that remains of The Enchanted Forest is the entrance and a lonely ice cream cottage.  The park has been replaced with a shopping center and more development is planned to erase what remains of the park.

Inside the Enchanted Forest, Ellicott City, Maryland
Inside the Enchanted Forest, Ellicott City, Maryland
Inside the Enchanted Forest, Ellicott City, Maryland
Inside the Enchanted Forest, Ellicott City, Maryland
The Enchanted Forest, Ellicott City, Maryland
The Enchanted Forest, Ellicott City, Maryland
The Enchanted Forest, Ellicott City, Maryland
The Enchanted Forest, Ellicott City, Maryland
Pond at The Enchanted Forest, Ellicott City, Maryland
Pond at The Enchanted Forest, Ellicott City, Maryland

Thankfully many of the fairy tale structures were acquired by the Clark’s Farm a petting farm located nearby on Route 108 and is open to the public. http://www.clarklandfarm.com/

To read more about the history of The Enchanted Forest go here: http://theenchantedforest.ellicottcity.net/

Juried Exhibition Howard County Art 2013

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

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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.
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Thailand Temple Ruins II is from a monastery from the Ayutthaya kingdom.
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Thailand Temple Ruins I is from the remains of King U Thong’s Ayutthaya kingdom from 1350.

These three photographs are part of my Thailand collection available on www.JacquelineLaRocca.com

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.