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Opening Night

Aloha all! It’s been a whirlwind trip on Maui so far. The greatest part of this trip is my sister Maya met up with Ann and me and our good friends Jon and Amy from the Bay Area came for the show and to see the island. The exhibit is beautifully presented in the Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center thanks to Neida Bangerter, Jonathan Clark, Adam and others. The…

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Heading to Maui

Aloha everyone, Ann and I are headed to Maui for the exhibit of my night sky photos, Infinite Night, at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Mahalo to Schaefer Gallery director Neida Bangerter for sticking with the idea over the last 3 years and a couple of pandemic postponements. Thanks to the talented staff at the gallery for producing this really nice evite/poster for the Infinite Night exhibit. The show will feature mostly work…

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Big Prints!

All the printing is finally done for the Maui exhibit! I inspected and signed the giant prints produced by Laumont Studio in Long Island City, Queens, on Tuesday. They really look great in person, although it’s hard to get across the scale in these blog photos. A big thanks to Kristen in the UV/Pigment department, who guided me through this project and all the various proposals since 2019. Three panorama images taken at Haleakala…

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Preparing for Maui exhibit

In March 2019 I was artist-in-residence at Haleakala National Park in Maui, Hawaii. At the end of my residency, Neida Bangerter, director of the Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, offered to show my work at the gallery. Well, a year went by, and we all know what happened then. Now, after a couple of pandemic-related postponements, I’m proud to announce that the exhibit of my night sky…

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New Mexico surge

  Social distancing at Ft. Union. My walk back to the housing area (rooftops on the left). (Click on photos to enlarge) It’s been a busy week since I last posted to the blog. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued strict restrictions due to a surge in COVID-19 cases from last Monday until Nov. 30. People are ordered to stay at home except for essential activities. Non-essential businesses have to stop in-person services and…

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Viva Las Vegas! (NM)

The train station, still in use. (Click on photos to enlarge). Yesterday I drove down to the town of Las Vegas for some shopping. Somehow there is another town called Las Vegas. This one is much smaller than the Nevada version and there aren’t any casinos. It has a nice railroad station and the Castaneda hotel, one of a series of hotels developed by Fred Harvey along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. I…

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On the high plains: Ft. Union

  Driving towards the plains on I-25. I’m here on the high plains of New Mexico as the artist-in-residence at Fort Union National Monument. The park is at 6,775 feet in altitude and the wind is howling across the plain this morning. Ranger B.J. told me soldiers stationed here would call it Fort Windy. The national monument is the site of an Army fort that existed in three iterations from 1851 to 1891 in the…

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Sky, Moon, Sun

Join us for the opening of Sun, Moon, Sky, an exhibit of night sky landscapes by Stan Honda, on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 presented by Tribeca New Music and nancy manocherian’s the cell. On display will be Stan’s striking images of the night sky, eclipses and the space shuttle. The reception will feature a musical performance of Sapphire by Preston Stahly, inspired by a dawn astronomical twilight experienced at sea. It will be performed by…

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Night sky

The guard tower and Milky Way. Bright object to the right is Jupiter. (Click on photo to enlarge) One goal was to try and do some night sky photos of the structures at Minidoka. Thankfully, the site is far enough outside of Twin Falls that you get a good view of the stars and even the Milky Way. As you can see there is quite a bit of artificial light along the horizon from the…

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American Vernacular

A mostly tin man, with axe, on Hunt Road, on the way to the Minidoka site.  (Click on pictures to enlarge) My photographer friend Ken and I (see his excellent blog, http://greatvisualtruths.blogspot.com/ ), along with Ann’s help, are on the lookout for photos of what we call the “American Vernacular”. Mostly scenes where you might say, “Only in America” or “Only in Idaho”. Hard to define but we know it when we see it. When…

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