Flood of Memories : Art Gallery Features Pictures from Flood of 2011
picture can say a thousand words, Jamie Smith's art gallery writes a novel. Smith opened T.W. Showmaker Art in the old Snyder's
Hardware building in
"I was born in 76 and so I would always hear about the Agnes flood and how big that was, so to actually see something beyond that was a once in a lifetime thing," explains Smith.
Griffin came by Saturday to check out the pictures. She lived through the flood and owns a home
The 25 pictures that grace the new galleries walls show the power water has to tear homes apart, but they are also a first hand look at how it can bring a community back together.
know what I see when I look at these pictures?
I see people with a lot of hope," says
Smith adds, "Obviously there was a lot of devastation but I
think the spirit of the people in
Smith also held a sidewalk sale Saturday. Proceeds from the sale as well as any prints that are ordered will be donated to the West Pittston Library which is featured in several photographs. The gallery will be on display until October 27th.