6/13/2017 3:23:00 PM Ansel Adams programming continues this month at Crooked Tree Arts Center
This summer, Crooked Tree Arts Center presents "Through the Lens: Ansel Adams - His Work, Inspiration and Legacy" - four months of programming highlighting Ansel Adams and photographic art.
During the months of June, July, August, and September, CTAC will host "Ansel Adams: Masterworks," the museum collection curated by Adams himself, which includes 48 of his black and white images, along with a portrait of Adams shot by James Alinder. Complementing the exhibition are lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, guided tours, classes, workshops, special events, and the adjacent photo exhibit, "Our National Parks."
The summer programming occurring June 19 - July 2 consists of guided tours, a ticketed dinner event, a Coffee @ Ten lecture, and photography workshops. Please note fees apply to some programming.
Patrons can attend guided tours and learn about Ansel Adams, his photographic processes, and his passion for the environment, while viewing "Ansel Adams: Masterworks" under the guidance of a docent volunteer on Tuesday, June 20 at 10 a.m., and Thursday, June 29 at 1 p.m. Guided tours typically last 20 minutes.
Documentary filmmaker Ric Burns will be the guest speaker at a ticketed dinner event hosted by CTAC on Wednesday, June 21 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. After dinner, Burns will discuss his PBS documentary film "Ansel Adams" (2002) in CTAC's Theater. Tickets are $75 per person for private dinner and lecture, or $20 per person for dessert and lecture. This is rare opportunity to meet a distinguished filmmaker!
Cleaning House: Camera Basics III takes place on Thursday, June 22 from 10 a.m. - Noon. Students will learn to efficiently organize, format, and save digital photographs for file management and long term storage. Fee: $15
On Tuesday, June 27, photographer and "Our National Parks" exhibit juror Howard Bond will give a Coffee @ Ten lecture about his work with the Sierra Club and share stories about his experience with Ansel Adams. This event is free and open to the public.
Wet-plate Collodion (tin-type) Portraiture with Bill Schwab takes place on Wednesday, June 28 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. This workshop will be an intimate look at the popular photographic process of the late 1800s. Participants will enjoy a demonstration of the art and chemistry using a camera with a Civil War-era lens, mobile studio and darkroom, and passersby as subjects. This event is free and open to the public.
Creating a Digital Masterpiece: Camera Basics IV takes place on Thursday, June 29 from 10 a.m. - Noon. This class will introduce students to a variety of editing tools and processing techniques for their photographs. Please bring laptop with Photoshop or Lightroom or PIXLR (web-based, free online). A free 30-day trial of Photoshop or Lightroom can be downloaded online. Fee: $15
For the months of June, July, and August, Crooked Tree Arts Center will maintain the following business hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday; and Noon - 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Crooked Tree Arts Center's galleries are free of admission and open to the public.
For more information about the summer exhibitions and events, and the full array of CTAC classes and programming, contact 231-347-4337 or visit www.crookedtree.org. The exhibition was organized by the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, California. Exhibition tour management by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California.