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The Laguna Canyon Project at the Laguna Art Museum

Event: The Laguna Canyon Project at the Laguna Art Museum

Date: October 18, 2015 – January 17, 2016
Location: Laguna Art Museum
Address: 307 Cliff Dr. Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Opening Reception Saturday October 17, 2015


The Laguna Canyon Project: Artivism

For thirty years, The Laguna Canyon Project examined, considered, and lobbied for the very existence of Laguna Canyon. Primarily photographic documentation, the Project functioned in turns as art and activism. It unfolded in 16 phases, the first in 1980, with the final phase culminating the project in 2010.

The Tell, the 8th and paramount phase, was a 636-foot long photographic mural, mounted in the canyon in 1989 in celebration of the Orange County Centennial and the Sesquicentennial of the discovery of photography. Erected in the Sycamore Hills area of Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, it was comprised of more than 100,000 personal photographs, donated by individual contributors.

Although organized and primarily executed by artists Jerry Burchfield and Mark Chamberlain, thousands of volunteers participated. Burchfield and Chamberlain founded BC Space, the gallery and photo production studio in downtown Laguna Beach, which served as the de facto headquarters for the project…

Mexico at the Hour of Combat at Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

Exhibit: Mexico at the Hour of Combat at Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

Date: September 18, 2015 – January 2, 2016
Location: Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico
Address: Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Opening Reception Friday September 18, 6-8pm

Gun and camera were intimately connected during the Mexican Revolution. Worldwide attention was drawn to both sides of the conflict by imagery from non-combatant photojournalists who portrayed scenes of drama, celebration and tragedy. A collection of images by Sabino Osuna, photographed from 1910 to 1913 are currently on display at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology.

 

The Mexican Revolution began in 1910 with an uprising led by Francisco I. Madero against longtime dictator Porfirio Díaz. The Revolution is generally considered to have lasted until 1920, although the country continued to have sporadic outbreaks of warfare well into the 1920s. It gave birth to the Mexican Constitution of 1917.

 

A nascent generation of photographers documented the struggle. Sabino Osuna was among the photographers who appeared on the scene, and was able to get close to the action. The images he produced cover primarily the early years of the Revolution, in particular the Decena Trágica, the ten days in February 1913 when the Madero government was overthrown and the old order briefly restored. As nonpartisan observers, photographers covered the events and enjoyed the liberty of moving freely among the rival troops. They carried no weapons and posed no threat to the warring factions.

 

The fifty-six images selected for this exhibition come from the Osuna Collection of 427 glass negatives that are held in the University of California Riverside Libraries Special Collections & Archives. The Osuna collection is both historically important as well as visually impressive and coherent, presenting one ­person’s point of view. The exhibition of the photographs is augmented with objects, historic and contemporary, related to the Mexican Revolution­.

 

In addition to the opening celebration, Friday September 25, the Symposium: Talkin’ Bout a Revolution: The Mexican Revolution Outside of a National Context will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the Hibben Center, and on Wednesday, October 28, at 4 p.m., Ayotzinapa: From the Revolution’s Commitment to Education to the Massacre of 2014, lecture O’Neill Blacker-Hanson.

Mexico at the Hour of Combat is supported by the Consulado de México en Albuquerque, UNM Chicana/Chicano Studies, Global Education Office, Latin American & Iberian Institute, the Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies and Univision.

 

The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology is located on the west side of the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.  Parking restrictions will not be in affect at the opening reception.

Mexico at the Hour of Combat at the Hinckley Institute of Politics

Exhibit: Mexico at the Hour of Combat at the Hinckley Institute of Politics

Date: February 1, 2015 – March 13, 2015
Location: Hinckley Institute of Politics, University of Utah
Address: 260 Central Campus Dr. Salt Lake City, UT 84112

 

U.S. ties with Latin America have never been more critical. The U.S. now recognizes the region as one of its fastest-growing trade partners, a key ally in developing alternative fuels, as well as its largest source of immigrants—both documented and undocumented—and illegal drugs. Furthermore, as Latin America’s global impact steadily increases, the United State’s dominant influence in the region is waning. Indeed, Latin American countries have not only grown more independent but are also forging closer ties with other global powers including China and India.

 

In recognition of this complex and changing landscape, the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah is proud to present the 17th Annual Rocco C. and Marion S. Siciliano Forum, Considerations on the Status of the American Society, which will examine “The Future of U.S.-Latin American Relations.” This weeklong forum (February 23 – March 2) will consist of 15 informative events including art exhibits and a documentary screening.

The below link lists events that are free and open to the public.

July 2014

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PRESS RELEASE | August 2014

Dear Wyoming Range supporter,

We’re throwing a party for you!  Please save the date of Saturday, August 24th in Pinedale for our Celebration of the Wyoming Range – Honoring Our Citizen Leaders and Everyone Who Helped Save the Hoback.

The $8.75 million purchase and retirement of all of PXP’s leases on the Bridger-Teton National Forest is a Wyoming success story. It couldn’t have happened without all of you. Your years of attending public meetings, writing comment letters, going on field trips, spreading the word to your friends and neighbors, hanging signs, passing out bumper stickers and donating money to the buyout–made the difference.

That’s why we’re throwing a party to celebrate and acknowledge you, members of Citizens for the Wyoming Range, the general public and especially our citizen leaders.

Please SAVE THE DATE and join us at the Pinedale Rodeo Grounds, Saturday, August 24th from 5pm-9pm. There will be free BBQ and dancing with live music from Phil Round and the Snake River Band. BYOB and invite your friends. This is going to be a great evening!

Please visit www.wyomingrange.org for more information and to RSVP. (On the Celebration page, RSVP either via Facebook and click on that icon, or use the regular email registration below that.)

In addition to the party information, I wanted to inform you that Laguna Wilderness Press is making a special offer to Citizens for the Wyoming Range to purchase their book The Wild Wyoming Range edited by Susan Marsh and Ron Chilcote.  Details on this offer will be available on the web page the week of Aug 5th.  The book will also be available at the party.

PS – the RSVP system sends you a ticket for the event.  Ignore that and just come and bring your family and friends!

Mexico at the Hour of Combat Exhibit at Soka University.

Mexico At The Hour Of Combat: Sabino Osuna’s Photographs of the Mexican Revolution


PRESS RELEASE | For Immediate Release
Date:
05.20.2013 – 08.23.2013
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Founders Hall Art Gallery 2nd Fl, Soka University

Gallery hours: Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm.  Admission Free
Opening Reception:  June 29, 2013, Saturday, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Mexico at the Hour of Combat: Sabino Osuna’s Photographs of the Mexican Revolution is an exhibition and book based on the Osuna Collection of 427 glass negatives of the Mexican Revolution, which are held in the Special Collections section of University of California, Riverside. The collection mainly covers the period 1910 to 1914.

The collection is not just an odd gathering. It displays internal unity, with several concentrations of subject matter. It primarily covers the early years of the Revolution, in and around the capital. There is no doubt that the entire archive is historically important, and half of it, photographically impressive. Additionally, in contrast to the famous Casasola Archive of nearly 500,000 images that cover the Mexican Revolution through the 1940s, the Osuna archive presents one person’s viewpoint, rather than that of a hundreds of photographs as with the Casasola Archive.

 

About the Artist:
The principal photographer was Sabino Osuna, about whom little is known. Internal evidence suggests that he was a commercial photographer in Mexico City, whose work shifted from portraiture and architectural studies to photo history when the Revolution began. He had excellent access to the protagonists on all sides, and captured many moods of this dramatic revolutionary period.

A 118-page book that includes several essays accompanies this exhibition and is also availabe from Laguna Wilderness Press.

This traveling exhibition has been organized by UCR ARTSblock and curated by Tyler Stallings, Artistic Director, UCR Culver Center of the Arts and Director, UCR Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside, and Ronald H. Chilcote, Professor of Economics Emeritus and Professor of Political Science Emeritus, University of California, Riverside, Managing Editor, Latin American Perspectives.  Support is provided by UC Mexus, UCR Libraries, Latin American Perspectives, and Laguna Wilderness Press.

Sabino Osuna, Portrait of Pancho Villa, ca. 1910-1914, photograph, courtesy of Sweeney Art Gallery and Special Collections Library, University of California, Riverside.

http://www.soka.edu/news_events/events/2013/05/mexico-at-the-hour-of-combat-sabino-osunas-photographs-of-the-mexican-revoluation.aspx

Mexico at the Hour of Combat at the California Museum of Photography

Exhibit: Mexico at the Hour of Combat at the California Museum of Photography

Date: November 3, 2012 – January 5, 2013
Location: California Museum of Photography
Address: 3824 Main St. Riverside, CA 92501

Red Desert the Highlight of Capitol Hill Event

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
July 30, 2012

WASHINGTON – On Monday evening of last week, conservationists and photographers gathered on Capitol Hill at a Congressional reception to highlight the conservation values of Wyoming’s Red Desert. The event, hosted by Biodiversity Conservation Alliance of Laramie, Wyoming and the International League of Conservation Photographers, was held in the Rayburn House Office Building and attracted a crowd of almost 100 congressional aides, conservationists, and photographers.

“The Red Desert is so vast, that protecting portions of it is something anyone can get behind. In the Red Desert there is enough room for industry to thrive, and to create one of the most important protected areas in recent history,” remarked Morgan Heim of the International League of Conservation Photographers, who gave a presentation of her Red Desert photography at the event. “Talk about a win-win situation.”

“This event showcased the Red Desert’s prominent place among the crown jewels of our western public lands,” added Erik Molvar of Biodiversity Conservation Alliance. “We were please to get such a warm reception on Capitol Hill, and so much interest on the subject of conservation options from the various Congressional staffs.”

The event comes on the heels of the delivery of a copy of the book Wyoming’s Red Desert: A Photographic Journey to each Senator and Representative in Congress, a delivery that occurred last week. “The mission of Laguna Wilderness Press is to raise awareness of pristine areas through beautiful photography books,” said Ron Chilcote of Laguna Wilderness Press. “LWP has given a copy of its Red Desert book to every member of Congress in the hope that all of us will join the people of Wyoming in the preservation of this magnificent and precious landscape.”

July 2012

Laguna Wilderness Press in association with the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance and the International League of Conservation Photographers have joint together to encourage Congress to protect Wyoming’s Red Desert.  We have recently provided all members of Congress with a complementary copy of Wyoming’s Red Desert: A Photographic Journey edited by Erik Molvar to show them the stark beauty and spectacular diversity of the Red Desert of Wyoming.

Erik Molvar, Executive Director of the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance, urged members of Congress to support long-term protections of key parts of the Red Desert including Adobe Town, the Kinney Rim, and the Jack Morrow Hills, which rank on a par with Otero Mesa, the Rocky Mountain Front, the Roan and Plateau, and Valle Vidal as crown jewel landscapes of the American West. These key landscapes offer stark beauty and wild character suitable for protection as a National Conversation Area.

Agreement Reached to Prevent Drilling in Hoback Basin

PRESS RELEASE
December 9, 2012

Lease buyout will protect 58,000 acres of sensitive land in and around

Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest, near Grand Teton National Park

Local residents, ranchers, hunters and state officials express strong support for transaction

Jackson, WY—The Trust for Public Land announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Plains Exploration & Production Company (NYSE: PXP) to purchase oil and gas leases on 58,000 acres of environmentally sensitive land located in the Hoback Basin of the Wyoming Range. Once the transaction is completed, the leases will be retired, protecting the land from “fracking” and other forms of oil and gas drilling.

The Trust for Public Land announced the agreement at a media event in Jackson, Wyoming, with Governor Matt Mead and approximately 100 local residents, including hunters, anglers, ranchers and mineral industry workers. The PXP leases are located approximately 30 miles south of Jackson.

“This is an outstanding outcome for the people of Wyoming—a true ‘win-win’ resolution. It respects both the wishes of local residents and the legal rights of leaseholders,” said Governor Mead.

The Trust for Public Land is currently working to raise the $8.75 million needed to complete the transaction by December 31. To date, the organization has received donations and pledges of $4.5 million from a combination of individual and philanthropic sources. The Trust for Public Land must raise an additional $4.25 million by December 31.

About The Trust for Public Land

The Trust for Public Land is the nation’s leader in creating parks and helping local communities create funding to protect the places they love. Since 1972, TPL has protected more than 3 million acres across the country, including more than 600,000 acres throughout the Northern Rockies-places where people love to live, work and play. TPL depends on the support of individuals, foundations and corporations. To learn more or to contribute to the Hoback, visit www.tpl.org/SaveTheHoback.

To read the full article:

Hoback Release.pdf

HobackMessagePoints.pdf

Red Desert the Highlight of Capitol Hill Event

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
July 30, 2012

WASHINGTON – On Monday evening of last week, conservationists and photographers gathered on Capitol Hill at a Congressional reception to highlight the conservation values of Wyoming’s Red Desert. The event, hosted by Biodiversity Conservation Alliance of Laramie, Wyoming and the International League of Conservation Photographers, was held in the Rayburn House Office Building and attracted a crowd of almost 100 congressional aides, conservationists, and photographers.

“The Red Desert is so vast, that protecting portions of it is something anyone can get behind. In the Red Desert there is enough room for industry to thrive, and to create one of the most important protected areas in recent history,” remarked Morgan Heim of the International League of Conservation Photographers, who gave a presentation of her Red Desert photography at the event. “Talk about a win-win situation.”

“This event showcased the Red Desert’s prominent place among the crown jewels of our western public lands,” added Erik Molvar of Biodiversity Conservation Alliance. “We were please to get such a warm reception on Capitol Hill, and so much interest on the subject of conservation options from the various Congressional staffs.”

The event comes on the heels of the delivery of a copy of the book Wyoming’s Red Desert: A Photographic Journey to each Senator and Representative in Congress, a delivery that occurred last week. “The mission of Laguna Wilderness Press is to raise awareness of pristine areas through beautiful photography books,” said Ron Chilcote of Laguna Wilderness Press. “LWP has given a copy of its Red Desert book to every member of Congress in the hope that all of us will join the people of Wyoming in the preservation of this magnificent and precious landscape.”

July 2012

Laguna Wilderness Press in association with the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance and the International League of Conservation Photographers have joint together to encourage Congress to protect Wyoming’s Red Desert.  We have recently provided all members of Congress with a complementary copy of Wyoming’s Red Desert: A Photographic Journey edited by Erik Molvar to show them the stark beauty and spectacular diversity of the Red Desert of Wyoming.

Erik Molvar, Executive Director of the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance, urged members of Congress to support long-term protections of key parts of the Red Desert including Adobe Town, the Kinney Rim, and the Jack Morrow Hills, which rank on a par with Otero Mesa, the Rocky Mountain Front, the Roan and Plateau, and Valle Vidal as crown jewel landscapes of the American West. These key landscapes offer stark beauty and wild character suitable for protection as a National Conversation Area.

April 2012

We are happy to announce our latest release Mexico at the Hour of Combat: Sabino Osuna’s Photographs of the Mexican Revolution has arrived. Please, take a moment to visit our Publications page to read more about this exquisite book.

Sept. 11, 2009

For friends and contributors who have not heard, Laguna Wilderness Press is saddened to share that we have lost one of our founders, Jerry Burchfield. He passed away on September 11th, 2009 after a long battle with cancer. He was 62.

Jerry was an artist, curator, author and educator living in Southern California. From 1973 to 1987, Burchfield was the co-owner with Mark Chamberlain of BC Space Gallery, a pioneering alternative gallery space dedicated to showing non-conformist contemporary photography. From 1987 until recently, he was a Professor of Photography and Photography Gallery Director at Cypress College, Cypress, California.

Known as an environmentally conscious artist-activist, Burchfield’s work has received numerous awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.

Jerry was a great man, a fantastic photographer, and a brilliant artist. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

Best,

Teresa@Laguna Wilderness Press