“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

 

 

“A Mountain Autumn” – Exhibition at Park City Library

Lost Prospector Trail in Autumn; mountain autumn

It’s up! Further To Fly Photography is pleased to announce the opening of “A Mountain Autumn,” an exhibition of 40 photographs celebrating Fall in the forests of Park City, the West and the World. The exhibition in the Park City, Utah, library runs from September 15 through November 25, 2017, and is open to the public during library hours.

Photos in the exhibit are from Tom Horton’s portfolio of nature and landscape photography and are from the past 10 years’ work. They are glicée prints of various sizes up to 40 inches by 30 inches, handmade by Tom on archival canvas and watercolor paper.

Early Snow, Wasatch Range - Brighton, 2016
Early Snow, Wasatch Range – Brighton, 2016

From the Artist’s Statement at the show: “The wistfulness of a passed Summer is unknown in mountain towns. In August, we begin stealing glances at the hills and forests. When the maples show hints of sunset-red and and the oaks are Halloween-orange, we sense the main event is coming. While the aspens blaze yellow, we clean house, fill the wood bin, and set out the good china for our guests (and ourselves). Our pace quickens and our hearts turn over. Life starts another chapter.”

Survivors - Kamas, 2016
Survivors – Kamas, 2016

Works in the exhibition are available for sale directly from Tom Horton. Tom is donating 15% of gross sales during the exhibition to the Friends of the Park City Library, a citizen’s support group for the library. Email Tom with this contact form,

Kate Mapp, Curator, Park City Library
Kate Mapp, Curator, Park City Library
Sunspots - Park City, 2016
Sunspots – Park City, 2016
On Treasure Hill - Park City, 2016
On Treasure Hill – Park City, 2016
Under the Aspens - Park City, 2016
Under the Aspens – Park City, 2016

 

“Art of Seeing” at the Jewish Community Center, SLC

Art of Seeing

Is there an art of seeing?

Any number of people seeing the same object will report entirely different observations. What more evidence is necessary that seeing is a subjective experience; indeed, an artistic experience?

Recognizing that, the Wasatch Camera Club and the Jewish Community Center have joined forces to present “Art of Seeing,” a curated collection of over 70 photographs that see everyday scenes in a unique way. Further To Fly Photography is pleased to have five photographs selected for the exhibit, and to invite you to spend some time browsing the exhibit. You will, I promise, see some things in a different way.

Where: Jewish Community Center (http://www.slcjcc.org/), 2 North Medical Dr., Salt Lake City, Utah
Exhibit Length: The show runs from the beginning of July through the end of August.
Reception: A reception for artists, guests, and the general public is on Thursday, 7 July, 6:30 pm.
Admission: Free
Further To Fly Photography’s exhibited photographs include “San Juan Lillies” — which treats the surface of a pond as a mirror;
San Juan Lillies
San Juan Lillies
“Horse Shapes” — isolating the graceful, sinuous and primitive forms that define the horse;
Horse Shapes
Horse Shapes

“Close Shave in Hanoi” — Simplified routines of life play out on a Hanoi, Vietnam, street;

Close Shave in Hanoi
Close Shave in Hanoi

“Fishing the Nile” — Egyptian boys participate in a timeless ritual of finding adulthood;

Fishing the Nile
Fishing the Nile

“Peace in the Middle East” — A story of sand, a dove, and a hasty departure from Arabia.

Peace in the Middle East
Peace in the Middle East