Imagine this: Heading out into Jackson Hole, one of the most beautiful places on earth, with two of Jackson’s most noted photographers, for a workshop. You’d assume you’d need to be super adept at photography, yes? Well, you needn’t be super adept. You can be a beginner, and sign up for a 4-day fall photography workshop with two of Jackson’s veteran photographers, Ed Riddell and Jon Stuart.
“Chasing the Light” doesn’t require sophisticated photographic skills, but there is a maximum number of 16 students, allowing for a higher-quality experience. “Chasing the Light” takes advantage of our region’s special fall light, running Thursday, September 27 – Sunday, September 30, 2012. There is an option to add an extra day, October 1st, if you’d like to continue with a printing and image manipulation session with Riddell. The small student number assures learning a variety of approaches to different subject matter alongside two photographers with very different ways of “seeing the light.”
“The emphasis of this workshop is in shooting pictures in the field,” says Riddell. “There will be morning and evening field sessions, daily critiques, group instruction, individual instruction as needed, and demonstrations by the instructors. With a location as beautiful as Jackson Hole in the fall, the intent of the workshop is to maximize the amount of time spent shooting when the light is optimal.”
Full price for a 4-day workshop is $990; add $250 for the added printing session at Riddell’s studio. A non-refundable deposit of $495 is due by September 1, 2012. For full workshop details, visit http://www.riddellphotoworkshops.com/
Jackson Hole’s Legacy Gallery ushers in its summer schedule with a One Man Show featuring the art of Dick Heichberger. An opening reception takes place at the gallery (on the southwest corner of Jackson’s Town Square) on July 5th, 2012, from 6:00- 8:00 pm. A plein air painter, Heichberger’s love for the outdoors shows in his classic, romantic landscapes. The new exhibit includes 20 of Heichberger’s works, which will be on display July 5th – 15th.
“Heichberger’s plein air style goes back to childhood and the hiking trips he took in the eastern mountains,” says Legacy Gallery. “Later in life, his love for art brought him to Southern California where he worked with companies like Disney, Warner Brothers, and most recently Fox. Many of Heichberger’s paintings depict the mountains of California, Wyoming, Colorado and Arizona.” These days Heichberger has put those occupations aside in favor of devoting his full attention to what he loves: the outdoors, painting in the outdoors, and family. www.legacygallery.com/
Have you checked out Jackson’s elegant new design venue, WRJ Associates? The company, devoted to interior design as well as producing estate and auction exhibitions, opened its new shop on King Street this spring. You may assume the shop, owned by Rush Jenkins and Klaus Baer, is a run-of-the-mill design enterprise.
You’d be so wrong. In fact, you need to yank yourself out of denial. WRJ just made Vogue’s Summer Top 30 List of Cultural, Shopping, and Activities List. In the same league as the Monet Gardens at New York’s Botanical Gardens, “Levitated Mass” at LACMA, “Tosca” at the Santa Fe Opera, and the Calgary Stampede! Check it out: http://www.vogue.com/culture/article/30-days-of-summer/ wrjassociates.com/
This year’s Grand Teton Association “Artist in Residence” this year is sculptor Greg Woodard. Woodard, represented locally by Altamira Fine Art, will be giving sculpting demonstrations daily at the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitors Center, in Moose, Wyoming, July 2-13th, 2012. Woodard will be on hand 10:00 am – 2:00 pm daily. For more information, contact the Grand Teton Association: 307-739-3406. www.grandtetonpark.org
Award deadline alert! You have until July 6th to submit nominations for the Cultural Council’s 2012 “Award for Creativity.” The annual award recognizes “individuals who are enhancing the creativity of Jackson, whether a professional, a volunteer, an artist, or a patron of the arts.” This year the Cultural Council is also recognizing Jackson’s younger creative generation; a person who is making a difference and “pushing creative boundaries” will be awarded. Both recipients will be honored at a free, public celebration this fall.
Submit nominations by Friday, July 6th to: Cultural Council of Jackson Hole, P.O. Box 3706, Jackson, WY 83001; or electronically to [email protected]. Please include your name, address, phone number and email, 500 words about the individual and their impact on the cultural fabric of our community, and two additional references with contact information. Consider the significant achievements of the individual, the broad and lasting impact of their work, and the qualities that contribute to their artistic excellence. For more information, please contact Alissa Davies at 307.690.4757 or email [email protected]