CAPE MAY — At the southernmost tip of New Jersey, Cape May is especially vulnerable to the elements. Hurricanes, Nor’easters and blizzards have all left the city with a flood of memories and haunting images of utter devastation. Shown here, an image taken after the Storm of 1962, which devastated the Cape May beachfront and boardwalk and caused catastrophic flooding throughout Cape May County. Images such as these will be featured in a new exhibit, “Cape May’s Stormy Past: From the Pages of The First Resort” that opens Fri., April 28 at 7 p.m. at the Carroll Gallery in the Carriage House of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, Cape May. The public is invited to this free exhibit opening.
Exhibit Curator Ben Miller, author of Exit Zero’s bestselling book, “The First Resort,” provides visitors with an unforgettable look at iconic storms that have ravaged Cape May, allowing viewers to see and appreciate the awesome power of Mother Nature. Text and images are complemented by the works of select Cape May artists; artwork will be auctioned on Fri., Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. The exhibit is presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). This exhibit is open daily, Fri., April 28 through Oct. 9; times vary. Admission is free.
The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) is a multifaceted not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation, and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors. MAC membership is open to all. For information about MAC’s year-round schedule of tours, festivals, and special events call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, or visit MAC’s Web site at www.capemaymac.org.
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