General Meeting and Presentation
5:50-6:20 PM: Social half hour with refreshments.
6:20-7:40 PM: Meeting and presentation.
Presentation title: Sunsets, suburbs, or the sublime: which west is yours? Reconsidering different visions of our iconic landscape
Speaker: Judith Reynolds
Presentation summary: Explore different perspectives of the American West with journalist Judith Reynolds. A life-long photographer, Reynolds met Ansel Adams while a student at the University of Michigan. His photographs of the West have inspired her since, and she will discuss them along with other masters such as W. H. Jackson, Jerry Uelsmann, and Richard Misrach. Her goal is to examine different visions and ask members of SO: Which West is Yours?
Speaker bio: Judith Reynolds is an educator and journalist who currently writes for the Durango Herald and has taught art history at Fort Lewis College. Reynolds and her late husband, David, moved to Durango and spent 10 years on a biography of the first scientist to write a monograph of the ruins at Mesa Verde. “Nordenskiold of Mesa Verde” was published in time for the National Parks Centennial in 2006. She regularly speaks in the FLC Life-long Lecture Series, a program she founded and continues to serve.
Meeting Place: Durango Rec Center 5:50 pm
Difficulty Info: Fun and educational