Art Wolfe comes to Friday Harbor

  • Sat Mar 6th, 2010 12:54am
  • Life
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Friday Harbor’s Islands Museum of Art opens Art Wolfe’s “Travels to the Edge,” an exhibition of photographs from the award winning American Public Broadcasting series of the same name. A lecture by Wolfe “Between Heaven and Earth” will be held 6-7 p.m. Saturday at San Juan Community Theatre.

The exhibition opening will be held between 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Islands Museum of Art. The artist will be available for book signing during the reception at IMA .

Art Wolfe’s images interpret and record the world’s fast-disappearing wildlife, landscapes and native cultures. Over the course of his 30 year career, he has worked on every continent and in hundreds of locations. He aims to win support for conservation issues by “focusing in what’s beautiful on the earth.” Wolfe has published over sixty books and received numerous awards. The 13-part public television series hosted by Wolfe, “Travels to the Edge”, has been broadcast around the world.

The lecture is part of IMA/s ongoing series “Art as Voice”. A multi-media photography adventure, this presentation centers on the Himalaya region and reflects Wolfe’s most personal statement to date. It begins with a brief look back at the history and events in Wolfe’s formative years that triggered his imagination and wonder towards a path of blending his creativity and art with photography while documenting the wild world.

The exhibition “Travels to the Edge” explores some of the world’s most intriguing places. From majestic glaciers and expansive deserts to elusive wildlife, teeming rain forests, and tribal gatherings, this is an intimate yet stunning selection of Art Wolfe’s favorite images. Wolfe said of the public television series, “I’m excited to give audiences a portal into some of the planet’s most incredible places, and I feel the series has two main purposes: to inspire people to get out and explore, and to get them thinking about what they can to help protect these places.”

For scheduling, please contact IMA – 370 5050