Frontenac couple Harry and Edna Grossman lived long, quiet lives until their deaths in the 1980s. During their 80-odd years on Earth the Grossmans traveled the world, capturing their adventures and everyday experiences alike in hundreds of photographs. Several years ago, collector Jeff Phillips found a box of the Grossmans' unmarked pictures in a St. Charles consignment shop. Captivated by the simplicity and haunting beauty of the images, Phillips sought to learn more about the people in the pictures. He launched a social-media campaign called "Is This Your Mother?" and within three weeks the mystery was solved when relatives of Harry and Edna reached out to Phillips. See the Grossmans' stories unfold for yourself in Lost and Found: The Search for Harry and Edna
, an exhibit featuring the family's abandoned and recovered photographs. The show opens with a free public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the Foundry Art Centre (520 North Main Street, St. Charles; 636-255-0270 or www.foundryartcentre.org
). Lost and Found
remains on display through Friday, June 21, and the gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: May 17. Continues through June 21, 2013