APC Fine Arts is proud to host a Digital Art Show of selected works inspired by the 19th Annual Henry Fukuhara Memorial Workshop.
This past May, 2016 when almost 100 artists converged on the Owens Valley to paint together for five days, exciting things happened. There was an unparalleled burst of creative energy spurred by being shoulder-to-shoulder with so many other artists in a spirit of goodwill and camaraderie. The fresh, exciting work in this show emerged.
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All photographs by Albert Setton unless otherwise noted.
Digital Art Show Curator: Albert Setton (www.alsetton.com). Albert also organized the Workshop, supported by Michele Pearson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ron Libbrecht (email@example.com) and Dan Dickman (www.dandickman.com)
Centered around the town of Lone Pine, the Owens Valley is approximately 200 miles North of Los Angeles at 4000 feet of elevation. It is tucked in at the base of the majestic Eastern Sierra Nevada to the West and the White Mountains and Inyo Mountains to the East.
Panoramic view of the Owens Valley with the Alabama Hills and the Sierra Nevada in the distance.
Now a ghost of its former self, Swansea was a small boomtown located on the shore of Owens Lake. The town served the Cerro Gordo silver mine in the Inyo Mountains around 1860. Swansea was destroyed by the 1872 Lone Pine earthquake and the ensuing tsunami.
Swansea Water Tower and Shack, site of Al Setton demo, May 12th, 2016
A moonscape of hills and rounded rock formations that was named by prospectors sympathetic to Civil War Confederates. It has served as a popular location for film and television productions.
Alabama Hills as seen from the Yellow House, site of Kathleen Scoggin demo – May 13, 2016
Manzanar National Historic Site
One of ten camps where 10,000 of the 120,000 Japanese Americans and resident Japanese aliens were imprisoned by the US Government in 1942 during World War II.
Manzanar in 1942 & today. Site Jan Wright demo – May 14, 2016
The Lake was once 12 miles long and 8 miles wide and held a significant amount of water until LADWP diverted runoff water from the Owens River to the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913. It became a dry lake bed within a decade when the remaining water evaporated, creating noxious alkali dust storms that carried as much as four million tons of dust from the lakebed each year. As part of a court ordered dust mitigation settlement, LADWP has implemented and executed measures that include maintaining pools that serve as important feeding and resting stops for millions of migrating waterfowl each year.
Owens Lake, site of Debbie Abshear demo – May 15, 2016
Lone Pine Train Depot
The Lone Pine Branch was built around 1912 and was 90 miles long, extending from Mojave to Owenyo, a few miles north of Lone Pine. It was used to help build the Los Angeles Aqueduct.