by Makayla Mason
It was a nice Saturday afternoon and the Wynne Home was hosting the opening reception for photographer Darryl Patrick’s exhibit: “The American Dream.”
In addition to the nice exhibit, we had the chance to introduce Quinn and Heather to the Wynne Home. Miranda Estrada, a LEAP Ambassador and the Admin Asst at the Wynne Home, gave us a great tour. Although I’ve been there many times, I learned new things, and it was a great introduction for Quinn and Heather.
The program began with introductory remarks by Ms. Faulkner, the Wynne Home’s Cultural Services Manager….
…and then Professor Patrick began his remarks.
Patrick spoke to a decent-sized crowd…
…and he did a good job of conveying the essence of the exhibit’s theme, which highlighted the difficulties associated with “The American Dream,” as well as the struggles experienced by western settlers. The photographs, often showing spare composition and minimal vegetation, underscored this theme.
After his remarks, Darryl Patrick signed our gallery guides and took a picture with us!
It was a great exhibit, and we are grateful for the hospitality shown to us by Ms. Faulkner and Miranda Estrada. It was a wonderful way to open the Wynne Home for the year, and we look forward to many more events there in the months to come.
Lunch at Carbonero
One of the reasons we love the Wynne Home is that is near Carbonero, one of our favorite Huntsville restaurants. And after the reception we walked over so that Quinn and Heather could experience another first: lunch at Carbonero.
Quinn ordered steak fajitas with a chicken pupusa.
Heather and Makayla had pupusas with chafa rice and a side of fried plantains.
Miranda had tacos al carbon.
All were good, and it made for a true taste of Huntsville, combining the Wynne Home and Carbonero.