Santa Rita Mountains in the winter (anonymous photographer), photo courtesy of Lens on the Lands
Posted by Carolyn Classen
Lens on the Land presents Rosemont: What's at Stake is “a collection of stunning photographs celebrating the cultural and ecological richness of the Santa Rita Mountains and surrounding watersheds that would be impacted by the proposed Rosemont Mine.”
If you missed the opening reception on Feb. 1 or the Feb. 16 video production premier of “Rosemont Ours” by NEW ARTiculations Dance Theatre, there’s still a chance to see both the photography show & video at Fluxx Gallery. The show runs till Feb. 26, with gallery hours:
Thursdays & Fridays, 3 to 6 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays, 12 to 6 pm.
Fluxx Studio & Gallery is at 414 E. 9th St. (just east of 4th Avenue, north of the 4th Avenue underpass).
My husband and I recently attended the Feb. 16 event where about 6 people stood up on the stage and read their eco-friendly poetry about that area, followed by the “Rosemont Ours” video, produced by Ben Johnson with dancers on location interpreting native wildlife (plants & animals) in the Santa Rita Mountains. A Behind the Scenes video of the filming was shown as well.
To view some of the photos of the Santa Rita Mts. and environs, go to www.lensontheland.com.
Additional support came from Clif Bar Family Foundation, Western Mining Action Network, and Summit Hut.
Also, Josh Schachter and friends posted 7 super large B/W copies of some of the photos from this show on the Steinfeld & Co. Warehouse, 104 W. 6th Street (west of Stone Ave). Check it out and drop by Fluxx Gallery this week or next. Photo below courtesy of Josh.