Our next meeting will be at the Pin & Cue Bowling Alley in Whitefish, MT. at 6:30PM Thursday, October 11th.
Minutes from September
Jeff and Adele, our two magic photographers did it again with some of the coolest shots I have ever seen. By now you would think that the novelty of their presentation would begin to wear off but the aerial photography they do continues to amaze me. It is not only unique but also excellent. Thanks for sharing.
Steve and Becca continued their nomadic ways by traveling and photographing Kintla, Browning Indian Days, Big Prairie and Granite Park. The Indian pictures they did, like most of their work was as well done as any on Earth.
Bruce, my favorite photographer for Sept. stopped by my house and photographed my favorite subjects. He did the flowers in my yard, and a bunch of my gold fish, thanks for stopping by Bruce.
Dee did great work in the Cabinets, a place Iíve never been. Not only have I not been there but it does not seem to me like many other people get there either. I donít see tons of pictures from the Cabinet Mountains and Iím really happy that Dee made the trip for me.
Steve Mitchell made a very productive trip to the Bison Range. Thanks for reminding me that itís time for me to put on my dusty old telephoto.
Dan Taylor went to Alaska for some fishing and photographing while Larry Stolte stayed closer to home where he recorded the Chippy Creek fire and the Bison Range.
Voices of the Wilderness
Art Exhibition and Silent Auction to support Wilderness Trail Work
On October 5th, an art show and silent auction at Kalispellís Hockaday Museum of Art will help two nonprofits fund their trail and campsite work in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, the Mission Mountains Wilderness and the Swan Range.
The Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation and Swan Ecosystem Center are sponsoring the Voices of Wilderness event with help from the Hockaday Museum of Art.
In addition to the art show and auction, the event will highlight the Artist-Wilderness-Connection, a partnership program that places professional working artists of various disciplines in remote forest cabins for a week to deepen their creative connection to the wilderness.
From Alex Volborth
" My exhibit, titled: NATURE, THE GREAT ARTIST, was shown in five rooms at the STROGANOV PALACE of the RUSSIAN MUSEUM in St. Petersburg, Russia, August 9 - 26, 2007. About 2500 paid visitors plus unpaid attended in 15days.
During the opening ceremonies speeches were given by the Deputy Director of the museum, the representative of the VSEGEI, the representative of the Science department's of the three museum complexes (The Mikhailovsky Palace, The Marble Palace, and The Stroganov Palace), and myself.
The Cultural Attachť of the USA Consulate, spoke emphasizing the importance today of such contacts and cooperation, while mentioning the novelty of a scientist-geologist turning to art so late in life as well as my contributions to science, and returning to the same subject during my presentations of my work. There were 3 large flags in the first room, the American in the middle, the Russian on its right, and the Finnish on its left side.
The General Consul of Finland also gave a presentation mentioning my education at the University of Helsinki and origin by birth, writing in the NOTEBOOK provided: "Huge (ogromnoe) thanks for the unique exhibit; of the great artists - Nature and the Professor Volborth." Among numerous responses on the 22 pages of this notebook, provided for expressing the opinions of the attending public, the Cultural Attachť of The USA expresses his thanks to The Russian Museum for the showcasing of this exhibit. I appreciate especially his statement (quote): "for the excellent exhibition, that has combined the beauty of nature and science with the creative potential of different countries, which Aleksej (sic) Volborth - a Citizen of the World, representing three cultures, has embodied in his work." This notebook contains ninety-six notes and opinions, some page- long, detailed, and all positive. Many are enthusiastic, with some fitting remarks, and suggestions - emphasizing the novelty of my effort to compare the beauty and similarity of the images that can be found on the weathered rock surfaces with man-made art, and sculptured forms of granite boulders and red sandstone monoliths, caves with spooky forms reminding of known artist's works displayed in the World's museums and ideas by great writers expressed in form and line.
Some people did return on different days to talk. Thus I stayed each day from about 11.30 AM till about 6 PM, enthusiastic, missing all lunches, with working people having then time, and asking questions. St Petersburg has incredibly knowledgeable public that appreciates art. Artists, experts, and designers came from the local galleries and museums. The director of the Russian Museum asked for the Sphinx-like monolith for the museum archives. This photograph on archival paper had been named by me "The Blind Watchmaker" - homage to Richard Dawkins' known book on evolution. Some designers asked for copies of the displayed pictures, which wishes, being photography, I gladly have complied with. This exhibit was a great experience for me. I met many great people and artists, and made new wonderful friends. The interest and understanding of my effort by all public in St. Petersburg was beyond my best expectations. Several television stations and radio stations broadcast the opening procedures and comments on later days."
From Dave Clough
I'm in Ireland and am having great time photographing all the ancient castles. Talk to you when I Get back sometime around the 2nd week in Oct.
Camera Club Web Site
Nothing new, itís up to you. See Adele.
Buffalo Hills Terrace
Larry Stolte October
Jesse Malone November
Doug Dye December