The Community Library presents a new exhibit by the Sun Valley Photography Club, “City of Rocks National Reserve, a Photo Tour,” as part of the “Art in the Lecture Room” series, with an opening reception and special lecture on Thursday, April 6.
Wallace Keck, park superintendent, will give a presentation on the ecology of City of Rocks and Castle Rocks, and members of the photography club will be present to discuss their work. The images showcase the spectacular and unusual landscape of southern Idaho that is perhaps best known among rock-climbers, but it is in fact terrain that could fascinate people of varied interests.
“This exhibit and special lecture present a great opportunity for people to learn more about a beautiful hidden gem of Idaho,” said Jenny Emery Davidson, the library’s executive director.
The Sun Valley Photography Club (SVPC) was founded in 2007 following a photography workshop where the participants enjoyed talking about their projects, learning together and sharing their images. They decided to form the club so that they could show their work and give feedback to each other. Currently, club members are either professional photographers or advanced amateurs. All have a long-standing passion for photography and appreciate the opportunity to learn from each other.
The photos in the exhibit were taken by the club members during an outing last September when they toured the park. A total of twelve photographers are participating: Becky Smith, Nils Ribi, Karen Pederson, Linda Parker, Fred Gray, Bob Law, Steve Heidel, Sandra Flattery, Marybeth Flower and John Finnell.
The beautiful City of Rocks National Reserve and adjacent Castle Rocks State Park are located in Southern Idaho and encompass an area once traversed by the California Trail. The City of Rocks web site says: “Emigrants of the California Trail describe the rocks here in vivid detail as “a city of tall spires,” “steeple rocks,” and “the silent city.” Today, this backcountry by-way attracts rock climbers, campers, hikers, hunters, and those with the spirit of adventure. There’s inspirational scenery, exceptional opportunities for geologic study, and remnants of the Old West awaiting your discovery.”
Please join us for the City of Rocks program on April 6th. The exhibit opening reception will start at 5 pm. Wallace Keck will speak about the park and its rich history at 6 pm. Sun Valley Photography Club members will be present to show off their project and answer questions.
MON, FRI, SAT: 10 AM – 6 PM
TUES–THURS: 10 AM – 8 PM
MON–SAT: 10 AM – 6 PM
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