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20/20 Vision Opens Tonight in Lake County

May 22, 2015


20/20 Vision: Travels Along America’s Accidental Highway opens tonight at the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art in Lake County. Come see the images reunited on the walls of the Wright Gallery and meet the photographers during a gallery reception from 7-9pm!

The exhibit runs through June 26.

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March 19, 2012

Pet ParadeLe Grange, Illinois© karen e. titus | all rights reserved© karen e. titus | all rights reserved

Le Grange, Illinois

The Pet Parade in La Grange, Ill., which takes place on Route 20, has been putting paws on the pavement since 1946. Categories for participants (from the official registration form) include:

• Dogs & Pals: “You and your dog walking!”

• Pets & Pals: “You and your pet that is not a dog or a stuffed animal or just come in costume!”

• Pals on Wheels: “All of our friends on wheels! Bring your bikes, skateboards, scooters or rollerblades!”

The parade clearly welcomes diversity – a nice reflection on Route 20 itself in this part of the state, where the road is also known as La Grange Road, Mannheim Road, Highway 12, and Route 45.

Leesville Toll Marker

August 8, 2011

Great Western Toll BoothLeesville, New York© jan albers | all rights reserved
© jan albers | all rights reserved

Leesville, New York

Leesville, New York, was one of the most western posts on the First Great Western Turnpike, built as a toll road from Albany, the state capital, to the frontier town of Cherry Valley in the late 18th century. Commerce didn’t come cheap – drivers (of a different sort) paid 3 cents per dozen to move their sheep and swine along the road. No tolls were collected from people going to or returning from church or the grist mill, or from those who were on military duty or on journeys within the town where the tollgate was located.

Ball Game Tonight

July 8, 2011

Ball Game TonightCrawford, Nebraska© jan albers | all rights reserved© jan albers | all rights reserved

Crawford, Nebraska

Small town social media.

One Week Until the Opening!

May 26, 2011

20/20 Vision: Travels Along America’s Accidental Highway is becoming a reality! A cool new banner hanging from the entrance of the Carnegie Center for Art and History even says so.

Jan recently delivered the photos to the Carnegie Center in New Albany, Indiana, where she got an early look at the gallery space. Everyone involved is excited and looking forward to the opening next Friday, June 3.

All told, this project was decades in the making. Now it’s just a matter of days before it comes together for all to enjoy.

We’ve Got a Gallery Show!

May 13, 2011

20/20 Vision:

Travels Along America’s Accidental Highway

Photography by Jan Albers and Karen Titus

June 3-July 16, 2011

Carnegie Center for Art & History
201 East Spring Street
New Albany, Indiana

Opening reception | Friday, June 3 | 6-8 pm
Gallery Talk with the photographers | Saturday, June 4 | 10:30-11:30 am

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