Friday, November 28, 2008

Schedule Notes

20 Years/20 Stories is exhibiting at the Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji, Iowa, for the winter. The spring schedule is now taking shape as the exhibit opens at the Iowa State Historical Society in mid-March 2009, running through September. There is much more to the exhibit now also with new additions to the Northwest Passage and climate change sections.

This exhibit will then be available to travel the United States beginning October 2009.
See the Pearson Lakes Art Center for booking.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Autumn/Winter Venues

20/20 is currently back at the Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji after a great summer run. The fall venues are changing as the floods in eastern Iowa have closed some of our state's best art resources, including the closing of the University of Iowa's Museum of Art for the entire year. We are trying for a great Des Moines venue this late autumn to coincide with the premier of the new Iowa Public Television documentary in December. I will keep you posted when we get the date and place secured. Stay tuned.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Exhibit in Waterloo and Moving to Sioux City

The gallery talk in Waterloo was wonderful on May 15. Thank you all who came to and sponsored the event. The questions were great and challenged me as always.

20/20 wraps up at the Waterloo Center for the Arts the end of May and then moves across the state to open at the Sioux City Public Museum on June 14, where it will be until the end of August. I will speak in Sioux City on Sunday, June 29, 2 PM. Hope to see you there in western Iowa.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

20/20 Opening in Waterloo, Iowa

The exhibit, "20 Years, 20 Stories" is opening at the Waterloo Center for the Arts April 3 and will be there until the end of May. The Waterloo center is a beautiful facility and it will be a terrific venue for the show. I have added a new section and the final chapter encompassing the travels through the Northwest Passage during the summer of 2007. We have stories on the ipods, big screens to show video, 200 images and lots to read. Can't wait to see you there for the opening and also the gallery talk on May 15th. Should be a great showing!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The exhibit, book and film traveling in 2008

2007 was an amazing year to say the least. My exhibit began it's first year of travels and I sailed through the Northwest Passage and into the history books. So what now? Well, work, lots of it.

The emphasis of 2008 will be my traveling exhibit, "Twenty Years, Twenty Stories." This exhibit is my attempt at a modern-day storytelling project. The exhibit combines journal entries, photography, ipods, and film to weave together 20 years of travel around the planet and what it really means in the end. Working in partnership with the beautiful Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji, Iowa, we opened the exhibit (June 2007) and recently received a grant from the Iowa State Humanities board to travel the exhibit in Iowa for the next two years. I am finishing a companion book due out this spring.

20/20 is also available to travel to galleries, universities, museums, etc, beyond Iowa. With it's adventure travel, human rights, and climate change themes, there is something here for everyone. The climate change issue is the key ending story in the exhibit and the topic which I most enjoy discussing with audiences. Hopefully we will visit at a venue near you!

It has taken well over a year to put together, but the first retrospective exhibit of my 22 years of photography is now complete and finished it's first run at the Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji, Iowa, July, 2007. We had over 400 people there for the opening night and it became the most viewed exhibit ever at the LAC. The interactive exhibit, which includes photography, journal entries, and ipod stories, weaves together a series of adventures, forming a larger storyboard of life, travels, and challenging issues. Look for the exhibit traveling around Iowa through 2008-2009. Schedules will be available through the Lakes Art Center. Use the link on the website. Thanks to everyone who has helped with this amazing project.