More than 40 images from the ambitious Centennial Photography Project will be on display at San Marino Day at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens on Tuesday, April 5 from 4 – 7:30 p.m.
The handiwork of photographers Bill Youngblood and Terry Fouché, the exhibit will offer but a “sneak peek” into the more than 60,000 images that comprise the project, that was launched in 2012 and is just now concluding.
“How life was life in San Marino at the end of its first century and the beginning of its second,” Youngblood told The Tribune.
San Marino celebrated her centennial in April 2013, with a celebration in Lacy Park that concluded with a group photo that included hundreds of her residents.
Youngblood estimated that he and Fouché documented more than 400 events during the duration of the effort.
“San Marino’s Homecoming parade, the 4th of July celebration in Lacy Park, Christmas Along the Drive, Grad Night construction, Grad Night. Everything that makes San Marino the unique community it is,” said Youngblood, a graduate of San Marino High School who while still a student received the first paycheck of his life from The Tribune. “The San Marino Day exhibition will offer a brief, one-day introduction to the larger and longer show to come.”
The main display of the comprehensive project will run from Aug. 15 – Sept. 30 and it will be anchored in the Claire Crowley Art Gallery at San Marino High School as well as other concurrent satellite displays around the community.
A collaboration between The Huntington and the San Marino Chamber of Commerce, the event will feature family activities, a display of artwork from San Marino High School’s Honors Humanities seminar, live music from the San Marino Community Band, a photo booth and a classic car and fire truck display. All the gardens, art galleries and The Huntington store will be open.
The San Marino Chamber of Commerce will host “An Evening at The Huntington,” with food and beverages from local restaurants. Additional food and beverages will be provided by The Huntington.
The event is free, but tickets are required and can be obtained at Huntington.ticketleap.com/sanmarinoday. For additional information contact Fan Wang at email@example.com or 405-2123.