Sunday, October 25, 2015

PHOTOLAB Opening Reception

-from the Curator
Michael Field: Designer, Hiker, Photographer
Director Neal Hitch & Michael Field
Michael Field, exhibit designer with the San Diego Natural History Museum who recently opened the Coast to Cactus exhibit at the NAT, is also a lifelong devotee of hiking, camping, and photography.   A good friend to the Imperial Valley Desert Museum, Field has allowed many of his photographs to be used in our Land of Extremes permanent exhibit.

Opening Reception Night
Opening Reception Night

San Diego Jazz Band

The past several weeks have been busy ones as we build our first seasonal temporary exhibit in conjunction with San Diego's first celebration of photography, PHOTOLAB.  But last night was a night of celebration as we held the opening reception for our new exhibit, PHOTOLAB: Michael Field: Designer, Hiker, Photographer.  People from San Diego and Imperial Counties came out to see the new exhibit, enjoy a small jazz trio providing lovely background music, and eat gourmet s'mores.

"The idea of this exhibit" says IVDM director Neal Hitch, "is to put you in the mindset that you are out in the desert. You are seeing places to explore, you are touching hiking bags, imagining you're camping in a tent.  The entire room has been transformed to give that impression."

Albert Lutz: IVDM S'mores Chef

Gourmet S'mores made it feel like a night for camping!

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