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Lake County museum to host reception for new exhibit

RELEASE DATE: February 24, 2006

TAVARES — The Lake County Historical Museum, located on the first floor of the Lake County Historic Courthouse, 317 W. Main St., Tavares, will host an opening reception Friday, March 3, at 2 p.m. for the museum’s newest exhibit of Florida landscape photography.

The exhibit, located in Galley IV of the museum, displays images from local landscape photographer Joel B. McEachern’s library. It’s the second show for McEachern at the Lake County Historical Museum.

“Everybody enjoyed it so much the first time, it was great he decided to come back a second time,” said Dr. Diane Kamp, Director of Lake County museums.

During the opening reception, McEachern will be available to answer questions and talk about his photography. The exhibit will be on display from Friday, March 3, to Friday, May 26.

“What I found with landscapes is they are a lot like people,” he said. “Every time you see them they change, and I hope to show that with this show.”

While photographing landscapes across the state, McEachern has found a greater appreciation for Lake County’s natural beauty. Often waking before 4:30 a.m., he journeys to different spots to capture breathtaking vistas at first light.

“The only thing more beautiful than the Everglades’ morning sky is in Lake County,” he said. “Lake County in many ways has made a better photographer out of me because it has a very rich landscape.”

For more information about the opening reception, call (352) 343-9600 or log on to www.lakegovernment.com, keyword: museum. There is always something new to see and do at the Lake County Historical Museum.

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