Steve Caskey will share an evening of images and stories from his three-week journey through the Dolpo region of Nepal. His trek took him close to the Tibetan border, across the Himalayan crest to the Tibetan plateau. The trek involved the physical and mental challenges associated with hiking across nine passes over 15,000 feet elevation and two over 18,000 feet. In addition to the breathtaking scenery, Steve will share his insights into the Tibetan culture through the people he encountered. Caskey’s talk, “Trekking with the Snow Leopard”, speaks of his initial interest in this journey which was sparked by reading The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen. The book describes an unforgettable spiritual journey through the Himalayas. Now 21 years after reading the book, Caskey shares his own journey. Donations will be accepted for the CCEast Scholarship Awards and Fire Mountain Arts Council.
On Saturday, June 21, Eric Taylor will perform at our sister creative venue, the "Mineral School." Eric performed at our studio opening a decade ago and performed last year at the gallery's grand opening. We are glad to see him back in the area! You can find more information about tickets, free camping, and other good stuff by clicking here.
The Mineral School is transforming a beautiful 1947 elementary school in a small town near Mt. Rainier into a multi-disciplinary artists residency and event space. Mineral, Washington, is a bucolic lake town known for trout fishing and a rich history of logging and mining, yet less than two hours from Seattle and Portland and just a few minutes from Mt. Rainier National Park.