Alpenhaus Gallery Opening Reception A Success

We had a steady stream of visitors during our Opening Reception on Friday evening. Many thanks to all who attended!

The Alpenhaus Gallery is open Saturday, Sunday and Monday, October 6, 7, & 8, 2018 from noon to 7pm.

And thanks also for the media coverage of our opening weekend.

Lake Champlain Weekly: Lake Champlain Weekly Cover

https://en.calameo.com/read/0002577328ed49e49bcd2

 

Adirondack Almanac:

Adirondack Almanack Gallery Opening

https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2018/09/new-keene-art-gallery-opening-columbus-day-weekend.html

 

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Limited Edition Print – Available Columbus Day Weekend Only

Forest, Reflected & Inverted

Forest, Reflected & Inverted

THURSDAY, October 4, 2018 – At our Alpenhaus Gallery opening on Columbus Day Weekend, we will be featuring this photograph entitled: Forest, Reflected & Inverted. It was created by R.L. on a backpacking trip to Flowed Lands, in the Adirondack High Peaks, in July, 2018 as part of a collaboration with Janet Grice and the Vento Trio. We created a visual presentation to accompany Janet’s new classical music composition, Lake Tear of the Clouds. Both the music and media presentation, featuring 48 of our photographs, premiered on August 2, 2018 at Keene Arts.

The Story Behind the Image
Most of our fine art prints include a “story” giving a bit of background about the photograph from the point of view of the photographer.

Forest, Reflected & Inverted
Reflected images are an amalgam of what they reflect and what reflects them. In this case, the chiaroscuro of the partly shaded trees in evening light is abstracted by the surface of the water. The ripples on the water render the image as an impression, forcing the viewer to consider it as such. Outside the confines of literal interpretation, the image can sing in a very different key. Although the image is a reflection, and thus “should” be upside-down, I chose to present it in a more familiar orientation by inverting it.

Limited Availability
This photograph will only be available as a specially priced, matted, 16″ x 20″, Limited Edition print during the Alpenhaus Gallery opening weekend; Friday, October 5 through Monday, October 8, 2018. The size of this limited edition will be determined by the number of prints sold within that time period.

Alpenhaus Gallery Opening on Columbus Day Weekend

Alpenhaus Gallery 960On Columbus Day weekend, October 5-8, 2018, a new art gallery will open in the village of Keene, NY. Lifelong photographers and career mountain guides, R.L. & Karen Stolz, established Vertical Perspectives Photography to share their artistic vision and the new Alpenhaus Gallery showcases their work in a unique viewing space.

Originally constructed in 1987 as a climbing gym for their mountain guiding service, Alpine Adventures, the new gallery space is twenty feet tall yet retains a very intimate feel. “The height of the gallery enhances the verticality of our rock and ice climbing photographs while providing unusual perspectives for our landscapes and abstract work. Looking up at the photos of cliffs and climbers gives the viewer the feeling of airiness typically experienced by climbers,” said R.L. Stolz.

For nearly four decades, the Stolzes have traveled extensively throughout the world as mountain guides and photographers. Their photographic subject matter is diverse, both geographically and in terms of the images themselves. Photos of steep-walled, desert canyons from the southwestern United States are placed alongside striking landscapes of lakes, rivers and mountains of the Adirondack Park. A selection of 45 framed and float-mounted fine art prints, ranging in size from 16”x20” to a panorama 12 feet in length, are displayed. Matted prints in smaller sizes, along with two Collector’s Edition coffee-table books of their photographs, are also available. These images represent a small sample of their body of work and future exhibits, emphasizing a variety of themes, are planned.

“In addition to making the photographs, we do all of our own printing, matting, mounting and framing to ensure our work remains as true to our intention as possible. We maintain large format giclée printers in our printing studio, and a separate studio dedicated to framing,” said Karen Stolz. Besides sharing their own images, the Stolzes share their knowledge and experience through workshops, tours, trips, presentations, and other photographic services.

The Alpenhaus Gallery is easily located on Routes 73 and 9N at Vertical Perspectives Photography, 10873 NYS Route 9N, Keene, NY 12942

518-576-9881
The Alpenhaus Gallery will be open from noon to 7pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, October 6, 7 & 8, 2018.
An Opening Reception will be held from 5-7pm on Friday, October 5, 2018.
Special events during the weekend include:
Meet the photographers – ongoing, throughout the weekend
Photography equipment demonstrations (1pm each day)
Climbing photography rigging demonstrations (3pm each day)
Multimedia presentations – ongoing throughout the weekend
A matted and signed, 16”x20” fine art print will be offered as a Special Limited Edition, available only during the opening weekend.

CAC Featured in Magazines

SUNDAY, November 26, 2017 – The Classic Adirondack Climbs – Collector’s Edition is featured in the Nov-Dec 2017 issue of the Adirondack Explorer magazine. The magazine cover is a photograph from the book entitled “Winter Ascent of Colden Slide.”

In the centerfold of the magazine is a photographic essay entitled “High Art” by editor Phil Brown, where he recounts his experience being on photo shoots with us. He also describes how our undiminished passion for climbing shines through in “high-quality photographs of climbers at play on vertiginous cliffs and humongous icicles,” and “the results are stunning.”

https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/in-this-magazine

Winter Ascent of Colden Slide by Karen Stolz

Winter Ascent of Colden Slide by Karen Stolz

Adirondac magazine, the magazine of the Adirondack Mountain Club, also recently reviewed our Collector’s Edition calling it “an inspiration and an appreciation.” The reviewer, editor Neal Burdick, goes on to say, “It consists almost exclusively of dramatic images, some from unique and breathtaking perspectives…”

Thanks to Phil and Neal for their appreciation of our photography and Classic Adirondack Climbs – Collector’s Edition.

 

New Home For Classic Adirondack Climbs Blog

TUESDAY, September 12, 2017 – The Classic Adirondack Climbs blog will become a part of this Vertical Perspectives Photography blog page as of today, September 12, 2017. All future blog posts for Classic Adirondack Climbs will appear only on the Vertical Perspectives Photography blog page (this one!). If you are currently following Classic Adirondack Climbs don’t forget to follow this page to continue to receiving update notifications.

Classic Adirondack Climbs: Print Collection Now Available

MONDAY, September 11, 2017 – Consisting of twenty custom-crafted, fine art photographs, this collection includes our favorite images from the Classic Adirondack Climbs project. All twenty prints are on display, appropriately enough, on our indoor climbing wall or in our studio, and are available for sale in sizes up to 24″ x 32″. Please contact us for more information.

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Classic Adirondack Climbs: Presentation & Book Signing

MONDAY, August 7, 2017 – Photographers and mountain guides, R.L. and Karen Stolz will present a program entitled “Creating the Photographs for Classic Adirondack Climbs,” and sign copies of their recently released large-format, hardcover book of Adirondack climbing photographs on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 7:30pm. This program, at the Keene Valley Library in Keene Valley, NY is open to the public and admission is free.

For more information:
https://spark.adobe.com/page/oUrZD5QfzjlLv/

Classic Adirondack Climbs: Rock, Ice & Slide Climbs from the Eas