01.19.2004 | 01.01.2004 | 10.01.2003 |


Photographers Preview New Book in February

SAN FRANCISCO (January 19, 2004) - Bay Area photographers Pat Mazzera and Catherine Lynch will exhibit photos from their forthcoming book, "Musée Mécanique," at 104 Main Street in Tiburon from February 14-March 28.

The two photographers, friends since they met in college 17 years ago, began photographing the antique, coin-operated arcade games at the Musée Mécanique in San Francisco in 2002, when they discovered that the historic collection was being evicted from its original home at the Cliff House. They approached the collection's owner, Tiburon businessman Ed Zelinsky, with their idea of a book, which came to fruition after the Musée's recent move to Pier 45 at Fisherman's Wharf.

The Tiburon exhibit, which will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., features 25 photos from the book, including the Musée's star attractions--Laughing Sal, the funhouse fat lady with a maniacal laugh, and Jolly Jack, the laughing sailor. Framed and mounted prints will be available for purchase; all proceeds of the sale will benefit the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

Executive Manager of the Chamber Georgia Kirchmaier, was thrilled when she heard about the exhibit, "Tiburon has had a long and wonderful relationship with Ed Zelinsky and we are very pleased that this photo exhibit of his Musée Mécanique Collection will be coming to Ark Row."

San Francisco residents, Pat Mazzera and Catherine Lynch have been friends since they met 17 years ago, as undergraduates in college. Pat was studying photography at The San Francisco Art Institute and Catherine was a visual art major at U.C. Santa Cruz. Today, Pat is a professional freelance photographer; Catherine is a special education teacher who is also a photographer, musician, and puppeteer. The two women have held previous photography exhibits featuring their photographs of the Musée Mécanique collection at the Whitney Young Cultural Center Mansion in San Francisco in November 2002 and again in December of 2003.

The self-published book will be available for purchase in late spring 2004 at the Musée Mécanique, Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf and through the photographers' website, www.mazzera.com

For more information about the exhibit and the Musée Mécanique, contact Terry Koenig, Koenig & Associates, (415) 883-5198; koenigandassoc@aol.com.

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