This Friday Stripe will be featuring the photography of local artist Elise Mahoney. This series is a collection of gorgeous detailed photographs from her recent visit to Morocco.

Show Statement "Morocco in the Details"

I had the privilege and honor to travel to Morocco as part of a tour offered by Fatah - a local Santa Cruzan who is originally from Morocco.  Our tour exposed us to the beauty and variety of Morocco  - from the political capital of Rabat to the Roman city of Volubilis to the sands of the Sahara and medinas of Fes and Marrakech to the beauty and grandeur of the Todras Gorges and the sister beach city of Essaouira.  The beauty of Morocco for me was in the details of their riads, food, medinas, people, fountains, doorways, tiles, mosques and the list goes on and on.

I hope my exhibit shows you the beauty in the details of Morocco.

What drew you to photography as an art medium? I realized very early on that I cannot draw or paint (Flintstone-like) and found that I could express myself via photography.

How long have you been taking photos? As long as I can remember, but really focused on this as an art medium when I was in college. I could stay in the dark room the entire day. 
What struck you as most beautiful about Morocco? We can only imagine all of the beautiful color and pattern you witnessed everyday. I loved the music, people, natural landscape, and of douse all the beautiful details in the tiles, doorways, medinas, howe they served their food, and poured the mint tea. It all had a ritual and reverence about it. Some of the places in the small villages and medina in Marrakech and Fez felt like you were taken back in time and that where you were standing was the same as it had been for hundreds of years. Sorry I cannot choose one thing!
 
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life what could it be? "Say Hey I Love You" Michael Franti and Spearhead.

Opening Reception Friday June 5th 5-9pm
We will be serving our signature Stripetinis and featuring snacks by Farmer Freed Gourmet Salts