“Lesson,” “Sorica” at Springville Museum of Art

Lesson for Young Buddhist Monks

Two Further to Fly works, “Lesson” and “Sorica Village Church,” will hang at the Springville Museum of Art’s upcoming show, “32nd Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah.” The show opens October 18, 2017, and runs through January 10th. Both works are photographs.

“Lesson” depicts two young novice monks, around seven years old, reading a text together. The photograph was made by Tom Horton in 2012 at Schwe Yan Pyay monastery in Nyaungshwe, Shan State, Myanmar. A class was underway on a warm afternoon, Tom recalls, and many other novices in the room were bored and nodding off, but these two were clearly interested in the lesson.

Sorica Village Church
Sorica Village Church

Sorica is a small mountain village in Bohinj province, Slovenia. In October of 2013, Tom captured an image of the village church on the crest of its hill as the afternoon sun highlighted it against the dark forest. It is an Eastern Orthodox church dedicated to St. Nicholas, and contains important works of the impressionist painter Ivan Grohar, a native of Sorica. The mustard yellow panels of the white church pick up the afternoon sun and rivet the eye to the scene, Tom notes.

Springville Museum of Art, the first visual arts museum in Utah, has curated this multi-media exhibition annually for 32 years to “celebrate the diversity of religious experience and belief in our community. Using different media to express these ideas artists create works which will engage and inspire viewers to contemplate and reflect on the vibrant spiritual traditions we share.”

A public reception will open the exhibition at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, October 18. The museum is in Utah County, several miles south of Provo, Utah. (map)


It’s a “Forest Planet” at Red Butte Garden

Forest Planet Poster

Acclaimed forest landscape scenes from the western US to as far afield as Botswana, Slovenia, India, China, Cambodia, Russia populate the gardens exhibit hall from September 15 through October. Prints in various sizes and media are available for acquisition, as well as souvenier exhibit poster and note cards.

Cycling to the Hanerik Market, western China
Cycling to the Hanerik Market, western China

“The world’s diversity is expressed nowhere better than in the varied beauty of forests around the world,” notes Tom, owner of Further To Fly Photography. “We see forests ranging from primal wilderness to urban tracts that wind through some of the largest cities.”


Red Gate at Dawn, El Dorado, California
Red Gate at Dawn, El Dorado, California

The exhibit consists of 29 photographic prints on two kinds of media, satin canvas and watercolor paper. All the works have descriptive captions.

Redwood Sunbeams, California
Redwood Sunbeams, California

Red Butte Garden is a well-known regional facility that combines and arboretum, gardens, exhibits, educational activities, concerts and other events in a beautiful foothill setting on the University of Utah campus. It is open daily from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm in September and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in October.

Lost Prospector Trail in Autumn; mountain autumn
Lost Prospector Trail in Autumn, Park City
Huangshan West Sea, China
Huangshan West Sea, China
Pond on Redwood Creek, California
Pond on Redwood Creek, California



Further To Fly at Art Elevated Holiday Market

Swaner Preserve Holiday Market
Put nature photography on your holiday gift list this year!

Park City’s Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter will feature Further To Fly Photography’s work at the 2016 Art Elevated Holiday Market starting December 2nd.

The event marks the first public offering of a photograph named among the “Top 100” nature photographs of 2016 by the North American Nature Photographer’s Association — “Grand Prismatic Spring at Sunset” from Yellowstone National Park.

Grand Prismatic Spring at Sunset
Grand Prismatic Spring at Sunset

“The autumn foliage colors were great in Park city this year,” notes FTF photographer Tom Horton, “and I will have several new local autumn color photos available.”

Lost Prospector Trail in Autumn
Lost Prospector Trail in Autumn

The Art Elevated Holiday Market runs December 2nd through 4th, at preserves visitor center at Kimball Junction, Park City. Several local artists will display and sell their work, and local entertainers will provide a fun holiday experience. The preserve is an ecology education center operated by Utah State University.

Giclée Printing Services Now Available in Park City

Giclee Printing Services Now Available

High-quality, affordable giclée images are now available to you without the hassle of the big city, or the indifference of online mass-production.

The Further To Fly Art Printing, a new division of Further To Fly Photography, prints large-format digital images using museum-quality materials. Three service levels are available:

  • Standard 7-day turnaround
  • Expedited (overnight)
  • Expedited (while you wait)

Service features:

  • Variety of high-quality art papers and canvases inventoried
  • Professional color management
  • Secure and efficient Web ordering
  • Roll stock to 44” width
  • Newest Epson printing technology




Bid on “Wasatch Autumn” at National Ability Center Gala!

Wasatch Autumn

Further to Fly has donated “Wasatch Autumn,” a 48″ x 38″ exquisitely-framed photograph, to the National Ability Center’s Red,White and Snow fundraising gala March 5th at the Montage Resort in Park City. Preview this work at the NAC auction online site. The event always sells out quickly, but you may bid online if you missed the ticket sales.