Art Exhibition: Jill Brownley
Monday, September 17 through Saturday, November 17
Jill Brownley is a visual artist and writer from Pittsburgh, Penn. While she has been painting for as long as she can remember, she considers her artistic creativity to be mostly self-taught, with formal training helping to refine and polish her creative passion. She creates one-of-a-kind acrylic and mixed-media paintings of all sizes on gallery-wrapped canvas, wood panels, reclaimed wood and cardboard. She credits her ideas and inspiration from everyday objects, as well as finds inspiration in street art, graffiti, old buildings and faded signs. Brownley describes her style of artwork as “urban abstract”…incorporating layers and textures, while drawing on her background in graphic design and typography. While some of her artwork relies heavily on her graphic design background, others tend to be on the looser, messier side. From a very early age, Brownley had a strong connection with Southern Folk Art and The Blues. She was inspired to create art from repurposed materials, whether it was pieces of wood strewn on the roadside, an old discarded window frame or tin panel relegated to a junk pile, or just some old cardboard box. She was a kid who had limited art supplies who had to make do with what was available, but saw it as a challenge to create art from discarded materials and leftover house paint. “There’s something about a bygone era that I am drawn to and feel a connection with,” Brownley explains. “It’s like bringing an old idea or theme back to life with a renewed vibe. I love creating a textured, retro or vintage feel that incorporates typography. I strive to combine my offbeat style with my love for the unconventional to create something edgy and unique.” While most of her current collection of paintings are on gallery-wrapped canvas or mixed-media wood panels, she still loves the edgy, raw charm of found materials and reclaimed wood that’s incorporated into her Blues series and the New Orleans folk art series. Additionally, cardboard remnants still make a strong appearance in her mail art. Brownley added, “The urge to create art is irrepressible. I see ideas and inspirations every day, everywhere, in ordinary situations and in found objects. It’s that passion that drives me to create something beautiful, but a bit unconventional.” Brownley earned her degree in visual communications and illustration from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communications and a Master’s degree in International Business from Point Park University in Pittsburgh. Email: email@example.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/jillbrownleyartist Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/JillBrownleyArtist
Meditation Workshop – Awakening the Third Eye
Saturday & Sunday, October 27 & 28, 2018, 10:30am-6:30pm
Emma Swan, BSc Psych.
Manage Your Energy & Prevent Fatigue This dynamic 2-day workshop teaches meditation skills, awakens subtle perception to inner worlds and shows you how to manage your energy and prevent fatigue. Benefits include: • Effective tools to center your awareness • Discover more peace, focus, inspiration, meaning and connection • A daily meditation practice based on direct experience of your Self • More productivity and flow and less stress and overwhelm to your day • Prevent fatigue and illness by learning to seal your energy and deeply recuperate • Expand your awareness and enrich your experience of life; rediscover your wonder • Be deeply nourished, healed and inspired by spiritual realms
Valley Women’s Ensemble and Friends Concert
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Voices in the Valley: Words Spoken…and Sung Valley Women’s Ensemble Presents a night of music and poetry: “Voices in the Valley: Words Spoken and Sung”. Please join us for an eclectic night of entertainment that will include 4 local Phoenix talents. Tickets are $20 in Advance / $25 at the door / Kids 12 and under Free. Valley Women's Ensemble is a community choir, which draws talented and experienced singers from across the Valley of the Sun. In addition to our regular winter and spring concert series, VWE performs at local festivals and community events. Performing at the historic Kenilworth Hall in Downtown Phoenix, our members have a passion for singing and the arts. Join us at Kenilworth as we present Vivaldi’s “Gloria" in collaboration with singers from the Phoenix Girls Chorus, November 30 and December 1. For more info, go to: https://valleywomensensemble.org/ Jack Evans and Tom Bell perform poetry accompanied by acoustic guitar. Jack Evans has been performing the spoken word in the Valley for 40 years. He has performed from coast to coast in coffee houses, pubs, and houses of worship. Tom Bell is a classical guitarist and composer who has been playing and performing for over 40 years. Their new program is called The Evans Bell Conversion, which they are performing all over the Valley. Helen Hendricks is currently studying voice at Arizona State University, training to pursue a stage career in opera. Helen sang with the Phoenix Girls Chorus from age 7-18, touring nationally and internationally, with performances at the Vatican, La Sagrada Familia and Carnegie Hall. She has participated in national and regional honor choir and hopes her voice will continue to take her around the globe. Eva Gwen Gallander’s love of music began early in life, performing in talent shows, plays, commercial auditions and singing in choral groups. She sings Soprano I in the highest level choir, Cantabile, with the Phoenix Girls Chorus and is a sophomore at Arizona School of the Arts focusing on music. In addition to private training in classical and contemporary voice and musical theater, her instruments include piano, guitar, ukulele, and cello.
Acusound with Cailin O’Hara & Kelly Greene
Thursday, November 1, 2018, 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Cailin O'Hara & Kelly Greene
A Fusion of Reiki, Acupuncture, Sound Healing & Chinese Medicine Inspire PHX is the combined forces of Cailin O'Hara, LAc and Kelly Greene, M.Ed. They deliver a variety of unique workshops and meditations to cultivate healing, growth and mindfulness. These Thursday night offerings are a fusion of Reiki, Acupuncture, Sound Healing, Chinese Medicine and a touch of magic. The workshops explore themes around emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. This meditation of acupuncture / acupressure combined with sound healing will leave you feeling blissed out, relaxed and inspired. Cailin O'Hara, MAcOM, LAc, Dipl OM, is a board certified practitioner of Chinese medicine, Chinese herbology and acupuncture. Her practice, Sun Tree Healing Arts, focuses on healing the roots of emotional and physical pain. (www.suntreehealingarts.com) Kelly Greene has a Master's of Education in Counseling Psychology and Human Relations. She is a Reiki Master Teacher, Master Sound Healer and Medical Reiki Master. At her practice, Prana Reiki, she is passionate about supporting others in their emotional and spiritual transformations. (www.pranareiki.com)
Intro to Yoga Therapeutics 3-Week Series
Thursday, November 8, 15, 29, 2018, 12:30 - 2:25 pm
Debbie Kayatt - E-RYT 500, CYI
Save $20 when you bring a friend A Gentler-Paced Intro to Yoga Intro to Yoga is designed specifically for students new to yoga. The series focuses on primary yoga postures, principles of safe alignment, breathing techniques and yoga philosophy. Students will enjoy personal attention and hands-on adjustments and refinements from the same instructor each week. The afternoon Intro to Yoga is a slower paced class that makes yoga very accessible for gentle students or students with limitations. Props and chairs are incorporated into the classes as well as basic therapeutic moves for better posture. Different variations of the poses are practiced by everyone, so that students can experience the options. You may retake our intro series at any time to refresh your depth of knowledge at a "refresher rate" of $35. You can also register by calling Desert Song Healing Arts Center in Phoenix, AZ at (602) 265-8222.
Intro to Yoga 3-Week Series
Thursdays, November 8, 15, 29, 2018, 6:00pm - 7:55pm
Mary Beth Markus – CYI, E-RYT 500
Save $20 when you bring a friend This is the Year to Start or Come Back to Your Mat Intro to Yoga is designed specifically for students new to yoga. The series focuses on primary yoga postures, principles of safe alignment, breathing techniques and yoga philosophy. Students will enjoy personal attention and hands-on adjustments and refinements from the same instructor each week. You may retake our intro series at any time to refresh your depth of knowledge at a "refresher rate" of $35. You can also register by calling Desert Song Healing Arts Center in Phoenix, AZ at (602) 265-8222.
Intro to Tai Chi 3-Week Series
Friday, November 9, 16, 30, 2018 12:30-1:30 pm
Kathy Lucia, Tai Chi Instructor, B.Sc., M.Ed.
Tools for Effective Movement and Balance This 3-week class is designed for any student new to Yang Style Tai Chi or anyone wanting to learn the 24 Step Tai Chi Form taught in the Wednesday and Friday Tai Chi classes. Focus is on stretching, balance techniques, flow of breath with the body, and all the hand and foot movements of Tai Chi. The first 3 steps will be taught, one step per week, of the 24 Step Form. One can be better prepared for the current day classes we offer on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:15am and 12:30pm after taking this intro class. Wear toe socks (sticky bottom socks) or a very light-soled shoe. The class is performed standing, but the option is available to sit in a chair to rest when needed.
Desert Song’s 13th Annual Community Art Festival
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 10:00am - 3:00pm
It’s time for Desert Song’s Annual Art Festival - our 13th year to host this fantastic event! It’s just one day - Saturday, November 10, from 10:00am - 3:30pm, but it is a day filled with wonderful artist and works of art to see. We have about 30 local Arizona artisans participating this year. You will see familiar faces, as well as, a few new ones. Expect to find a wide assortment of wonderfully inspired and diverse media in our festival this year. We are super excited! Everything from: • Jewelry - a wide assortment • Paintings - acrylic, watercolor, collage • Photography • Glass Art o fused glass o torch work and lamp work o art glass - blown, flame-worked and kiln-formed • Ceramics • Wood Vessels and Bowls • Hand-Sewn Fiber Art • Aromatherapy • Mixed-Media Collage, Cards, Calendars, Books and Bookmarks • Don’t Worry Dolls • Wood Walking Sticks, Tables and Wood Art Pieces • Journals - Metal, Fabric and Vinyl Whether it’s a “seasoned” Art Festival Artist or a “Newbie” to the event, you are sure to find beautiful, one of a kind pieces to take home with you for gifts or for yourself (better buy two!). Plus, we’ll have Raffle tickets for sale. You might win a prize personally selected and donated by the artists or a massage here at Desert Song - who knows what else! As always, there will be discounts on massage gift certificates, as well as, class cards. You can take a tour around Desert Song or take in a Yoga class. We will offer amazing chair massages again. There will be local musicians performing in the garden. And, the What’s Fresh Food Truck will be back with it’s wonderfully fresh and tasty entrees filled with locally grown, organic ingredients, when and where ever possible.
Feldenkrais®- Awareness Through Movement
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Erin Finkelstein, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner M.M., GCFP
Finding the Joy in Movement Come experience how to find Joy in all of your movements - whether you're dealing with physical limitations, wanting to brighten up your yoga practice, or getting ready for a marathon, the Feldenkrais Method® is an amazing way to learn how to listen to your own body on a whole new level. - Erin Finkelstein, M.M., GCFP 700 hours
Prenatal Partner Yoga & Massage
Friday, November 16, 2018 6:00-8:00 pm
Desert Song Prenatal Instructors
Expectant Parents Date Night In this workshop, the expectant mama and her partner will have the opportunity to connect more deeply to themselves, each other and the baby. We will explore yoga poses, breath awareness and massage as well as support techniques the partner can use to assist before and during labor. Through visualization and relaxation exercises we will explore different pain relief options. Join us for an evening of relaxing yoga designed specifically for expectant couples. Whether you are hoping to learn poses you can do together to increase flexibility and strength or seeking to learn tools for managing pain during labor, this offering will be tailored to meet your needs and goals. No prior yoga experience is required. Mamas may bring any partner who will support them through pregnancy and labor.
Kids’ Yoga Ages 3-6
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 10:30 am - 11:30am
Allison Walden, RYT 200
Yoga for the Young and Restless This monthly workshop for young children prepares your 3-6 year old child for the Kids, ages 4 - 10 Class offered at 4:00pm on Tuesday afternoons. The workshop offers a selection of active, high energy yoga games, as well as, introductory practice with breathing and relaxation techniques. Child MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Transcendent Sound Bath Concert
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Lead by Diane Mandle
Diane Mandel in Concert - Transcendent Sound Bath Nationally known Sounds True recording artist, educator and author, Diane Mandle performs an intense transformational sound immersion with Tibetan bowls, Bells, Planetary Gongs and Percussion. The concert is designed to relieve stress, enlighten the mind and bring people into a transcendent state of being. Bring a mat to lie on. No refunds for cancellations after the 48-hour period. No refunds or credits for no shows.
Jill Brownley is a visual artist and writer from Pittsburgh, Penn. While she has been painting for as long as she can remember, she considers her artistic creativity to be mostly self-taught, with formal training helping to refine and polish her creative passion. She creates one-of-a-kind acrylic and mixed-media paintings of all sizes on gallery-wrapped canvas, wood panels, reclaimed wood and cardboard. She credits her ideas and inspiration from everyday objects, as well as finds inspiration in street art, graffiti, old buildings and faded signs.
Brownley describes her style of artwork as “urban abstract”…incorporating layers and textures, while drawing on her background in graphic design and typography. While some of her artwork relies heavily on her graphic design background, others tend to be on the looser, messier side.
From a very early age, Brownley had a strong connection with Southern Folk Art and The Blues. She was inspired to create art from repurposed materials, whether it was pieces of wood strewn on the roadside, an old discarded window frame or tin panel relegated to a junk pile, or just some old cardboard box. She was a kid who had limited art supplies who had to make do with what was available, but saw it as a challenge to create art from discarded materials and leftover house paint.
“There’s something about a bygone era that I am drawn to and feel a connection with,” Brownley explains. “It’s like bringing an old idea or theme back to life with a renewed vibe. I love creating a textured, retro or vintage feel that incorporates typography. I strive to combine my offbeat style with my love for the unconventional to create something edgy and unique.”
While most of her current collection of paintings are on gallery-wrapped canvas or mixed-media wood panels, she still loves the edgy, raw charm of found materials and reclaimed wood that’s incorporated into her Blues series and the New Orleans folk art series. Additionally, cardboard remnants still make a strong appearance in her mail art.
Brownley added, “The urge to create art is irrepressible. I see ideas and inspirations every day, everywhere, in ordinary situations and in found objects. It’s that passion that drives me to create something beautiful, but a bit unconventional.”
Brownley earned her degree in visual communications and illustration from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communications and a Master’s degree in International Business from Point Park University in Pittsburgh.
By keenly observing her environment Charlotte Fischer grasped early on, that imagination, harnessed with a clear purpose and determination, leads to profound levels of creativity and beauty.
Fischer chose art as a career path (1979 – 1982 New England School of Art & Design, Boston, Massachusetts – graphic design/book design). Her expansive and rewarding endeavors in graphic design were followed by an immersion into the world of oil painting (2004 – 2014 River Gallery School, Brattleboro, Vermont). Here she was able to develop a technique combining oil paint and a cold wax medium which she currently utilizes and experiments with to portray the many intricacies of the Sonoran Desert landscape.
The artist has resided in Phoenix since 2014. She is a member of the Arizona Artist Guild. She also enjoys working artistically with a veterans group which meets at AAG once a month.
Prints of the artist’s artwork are available upon request. You can find the order form and her business card at the front desk.
Gina Santi is a freelance photographer, born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She graduated in Industrial Relations from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas. She studied photography at the Universidad Santa María, Caracas. She obtained her MBA from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and continued her photography training at the Washington, D.C. School of Photography. She earned her Education degree and her M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Northern Arizona University. She teaches Spanish and Anthropology at the university level, and in her capacity as an educator and administrator she has worked, lived in, and traveled in many countries.
Gina has held many award-winning solo and collective exhibits in the United States and abroad. She is an associate photographer at the prestigious Phoenix-based organization TEOE – Through Each Other’s Eyes, an active member of the American Society for Visual Anthropology, the American Anthropological Association, and INFOCUS, the photography branch of the Phoenix Art Museum.
For more information and to see her entire photo gallery, please visit this link. If you need to contact her with questions or for special projects and assignments, please email her at Gina@GinaSantiPhotography.com
A versatile artist, Cynthia Ganem works in oil, acrylic and watercolor. She finds that painting suits her personality – spontaneous, colorful, unpredictable, “I have had a love for art ever since I could hold a pencil. Working with a variety of subjects, I find strong light, shadow and color inspire me to paint in what I describe as ‘stylized realism.’ My paintings grab the viewer’s attention and brings them into the excitement of the moment captured.”
She has studied at Phoenix and Glendale Community Colleges, Arizona State University and with many well-known local artists.
In 1985, Cynthia opened a teaching studio/gallery where she and other prominent local artists share their knowledge and skill in classes and workshops. She has been teaching watercolor, oil and acrylic for 32 years now. Cynthia is a very sought after instructor conducting workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe and Africa.
Her award-winning work has been in many exhibitions throughout the Southwest. Corporate collectors include First Interstate Bank, Marriott Hotels and Shea Homes. Cynthia is a juried life member of the Arizona Artists Guild and the Arizona Watercolor Association.
Artist Sonja Kautzman, is an author, photographer, painter, sculptor, and metal worker. The many facets of this artist tell you that she has been using her creative talents to explore her creative curiosity. Her work has been showcased in Europe, New York, California and Arizona. She also offers workshops in showing others how to explore their curious souls and feed them with creativity.
Sonja’s philosophy isn’t that we all are artists, but that we have something in our souls
that wants to create light from dark, or bring the dark into the open. You will see in
much of her artwork, and photo’s that she doesn’t see something that was, but the new
life that is beginning at that moment.
Locally, she was the first artist to hold an exhibition on Iphoneography, in 2013, at First
Studio Gallery, in Phoenix. The show was a resounding success and led to many other
photographers and artists to explore this type of art. She captures that idea in her book
“Creative Path, Creative Soul, available through Amazon.
Published in 2012, Creative Path, Creative Soul, which was internationally successful for
it’s insights into the creative outlets that can be pursued to keep your soul “fit and
healthy”. Sonja continues to grow her artistic outlets and pursues multi-media type
options. Each piece has been created through courage, love and curiosity, to share with
You can contact her and see more of her work and upcoming events at:
Birds, bees & flowers in the Sonoran Desert
Our artist truly enjoys working in watercolor and mixed media, specializing in plants, birds & insects. Judy has exhibited in regional, national and invitational shows, garnering Best of Show multiple times at Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum. Whether working in close focus, or merging realism with abstraction, she loves bringing attention to the myriad of detail existing in our daily natural world.
Judy Faitsch is a signature member of Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild and American Society of Botanical Artists. she studied at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia & Bryn Mawr Art Center, graduating from Pennsylvania School of Horticulture in Landscape Design.
Betty Peterson attended Kachina School of Art in the early 1970’s and later worked at the school for director Jay DatusBetty has attended many workshops at Scottsdale Artists School.She loves to paint people doing interesting things and loves the use of color. Betty is Vice President of Phoenix Artists Guild and a member of Arizona Art Alliance.Betty paints under the name of “Bozenka” the name on her Slovak birth certificate.
Jules, originally a Montana girl, has travelled many creative trails; books, paintings, cards, prints, giclees, pillow design, and hardware jewelry. Her original designs have sold in retail shops such as Barneys New York, Ballard Designs catalog, ABC Carpet & Home-New York, and The American Craft Museum. Currently, Jules’ books and line of prints, giclees, cards, & paintings can be seen at various shops, design/art centers, & galleries. Two paintings by Jules, “Hope” and “Joy”, are both permanently displayed in the new surgery waiting area at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. Her jewelry line is known for the ziG bracelet & belt, which uniquely combines pearls and hardware.
Jules has lived in several cities from east to west. She currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona where she continues to be inspired by her daughter, Anna, her rescue dog, Harper, and her eclectic group of very cool pals.
Joan Waters: The Garden
How is The Garden a model for our creative practice?
Joan Waters exhibits welded steel sculpture and paintings that explore how the analogy of the garden can provide a model for our creative practice. No matter what our creative expression is, from yoga to music to mathematics, observing and enjoying the natural cycles of the garden can inspire and sustain our paths.
Beginning with industrial sheets of steel, Waters draws and sketches the plans for each new work. With time, the processes of welding and grinding help the piece grow and take shape. Patinas add color to make the piece blossom.
Kathy Zimmerman Photography
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.
What you have caught on film is captured forever…it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
I have two main desires in life: to travel and to photograph. I am very happy doing one or the other. I’m in heaven when I’m doing them together. I am self taught for over 25 years. I am proud to feature images from my vacation travels in Canada,
England, Costa Rica, Mexico, France, Spain, India and across the United States.
I love stepping foot in an unknown place, or perhaps a known place with a new perspective, and opening myself up to its dynamics, its culture, people, capturing it all in photographs. I enjoy wandering around overlooked streets, and finding little curiosities as much as photographing iconic landmarks.
Rescue Me! Art Exhibit Opening
A passionate group of students ranging from beginners to professional independent artists enrolled in artist Kathy Taylor’s Creative Development classes are donating their time and talent to support a local rescue. Rescue Me!, the brainchild of one Studio 6020 student, will assist Amazing Aussies, a foster based rescue, with their mission and to raise funds to support expensive medical costs. Amazing Aussies is dedicated to rescuing vision and/or hearing impaired Australian Shepherds (known as Lethal Whites) and matching them with loving forever families. Funds will be raised through the proceeds of Studio 6020 artists’ paintings sold during the show. Join us for a heartfelt display of artistic compassion and meet a few furry Amazing Aussies to learn what makes them truly AMAZING!
Visit www.amazingaussies.org for more information about the rescue and Studio 6020 Facebook page to see examples of their work.
We are excited to announce our first art exhibit for 2015, Organic Abstraction, featuring paintings by local artist, Linda Pullinsi. Linda is a popular art instructor of both adults and children and has been a mentor for Free Arts for almost 20 years.
“The need to be close to nature has always beat in my heart. The song of the birds, the wind rustling the leaves and the sound of the water soothe my soul. I feel safest in the middle of the woods, on a mountaintop, or deep in the desert. Digging in the earth and growing things is therapy. This show combines my two loves, art and nature. I love to create an image that’s never existed and enjoy playing with color and getting them to harmonize and vibrate with each other. I have slowly healed my soul with artistic expression and a big source of joy for me is helping others to express themselves artistically, especially abused children through Free Arts. I am thrilled to share my work with the Desert Song community!”
Pieces of Me: Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona
This exhibit was created by young women living in Child Protective Services custody. Each girl was asked to paint individually about one unique aspect of their life. The girls then collaborated on a color scheme, layout and three group pieces. This exhibit is the result of their collaboration. Prints are available for sale. We will also have a donation jar for a holiday collection.
A Way Through: Art As A Path for Healing
Join us for the opening of our latest art exhibit “A Way Through: art as a path for healing” collages by Mary Glover. At 1:30, Mary will talk about her art. Then award-winning guitarist Darin Mahoney, joined by violinist Jane Hilton, will perform original instrumental compositions from his latest album, “Transformations,” 2013 Old World Music Album of the Year. Darin’s music reflects his inspiring journey back to full health, beginning with a cancer diagnosis and a remission that defies all odds, yet resonates with audiences from all walks of life. Refreshments will follow.
I Matter by Free Arts for Abused Children
Through a unique combination of arts in a therapy-based curriculum and highly trained volunteer mentors, Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona helps abused, neglected and homeless children channel their emotions, release anger and express themselves in healthy ways. Our work allows children to build trust, self-reliance, self-control and self-confidence.
Works by Monica Aissa Martinez
The work exhibited explores body, mind and spirit. Included are pieces from each series I’ve completed in the last decade – much of it done after my teacher training here at Desert Song. I continue to study. I continue to learn.
Picture Me Adopted: A Poverty Pet’s Photo Project
The show will feature photographs by Jessica Hately of rescued dogs from Poverty’s Pets who currently need loving homes. The show will be hosted for the month of December.
This show was created to bring awareness to the dog over population crises in Phoenix & to share opportunities to be involved with a small grass roots non-profit, dedicated to helping. Come meet our dogs, volunteers & ideas!
We reduce the Suffering of Unwanted Animals Through:
• Spay/Neuter Clinics
• Veterinary Services for sick pets
• Pet Food Distribution
• Adoption to loving homes
• Sterilization & Vaccination Education
Brian Vincent: Cuba – Peace & Chaos
One of our closest neighbors, Cuba, is a mystery to most of us. Cloaked in the politics of the cold war today it is an enigma. Please join us for a photographic exhibit and celebration of this wonderful place and her people. The exhibit begins at 6 pm Friday August 23rd followed by a presentation at 7 p.m. with discussion by photographer Bryan Vincent. Come with your questions and willingness to learn about one of the most fantastic places on earth.