In Columbus, Ohio many wonderful displays come to be shown at
“The Schumacher Gallery” located on the nearby campus of Capital
University. From January 19 through March 25, 2015, you may view
the artistic work of famous photojournalist, Stanley Tretick. This is an
exhibit I am going to try to see very soon.
Stanley Tretick was given the great and valuable experience of being
present at the White House during President John F. Kennedy’s
years in office. John and Jackie Kennedy were revered for their
youthfulness, energy and attractive appearances.
They became what some would call, “American Royalty.”
Many still consider Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis one of
the historic American icons of fashion. She embodied the word,
There was a serious, deeper quality of beauty shown in her face
and posture. Jackie demonstrated poise and class, while still
showing warmth in her smiles aimed toward her husband,
newspaper reporters and two children, John John and Caroline.
There was a combination of romance and storytelling in the
way the Camelot period is shown and told. It is a fascinating
piece of history, ending in tragedy. It captured so many of
our minds and eyes, while watching it unfold. Finally, the
famous assassination and funeral were ones we could not
take our eyes off of either.
There are many movies I could recommend about the story of
Jackie and John Kennedy, including the piece in the recent
movie, “The Butler.” The film covered five different presidents
the butler served. In the movie, there is a poignant scene with
the butler concerned for Jackie and later, his bending down to
talk to Caroline, hoping to help her feel better by offering to get
her a snack or a toy.
We grew up watching the film, “PT 109” about John Kennedy’s
military service which included an accident. This played havoc
on his own personal ongoing pain that wracked his body. Cliff
Robertson did a fine job in his portrayal of JFK. I liked the
movie, “Parkland,” which depicts Jackie’s courage and ‘grace
under fire,’ when her husband’s bleeding head was in her lap
on her clothing. This is also a surprisingly well done piece of
history about the final moments at the hospital. Zac Efron
really redeems himself with this movie. It may erase his
horrible performance in the awful movie, “The Neighbors.”
The advertisement for the display of photographs come with
this riveting description:
“John F. Kennedy was elected to the White House and the
American people embarked on a journey of 1,000 days into
a mythical world that former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy
would recall as Camelot.”
Stanley Tretick’s Iconic Images of the Kennedy’s brochure
closes with these words:
“Capturing Camelot reflects the magic of an era that
continues to inspire affection and nostalgia.”
You may wish to check the hours and there is a Schumacher
Gallery Face Book page, as well as this phone number:
(614)-236-6319 or check out the website listed below:
Seeing the exhibit is like seeing part of our own history,
the pieces we may wish to remember in this lovely way.
The personal photographs are ones which show the one
behind the fairy tale, give us their personal moments. We
all like to look at photo albums, famous or our own family’s.
There is a part of me, maybe possibly all of us who grew up
during the sixties, who will never forget the Kennedy family.
Remembering Camelot and all the possibilities, it seemed to
reach for the stars and into our dreams.
What’s happening where you live?
Do you like to look for exhibits and special events which come to
your area only once a year, like the “Home and Garden Show?”
This next weekend, Vanilla Ice is going to be at our “H and G Show.”
Have you checked out any local galleries or “One of a Kind” events?