Opening Night: Bringing the AT to RVA

What do you get when you combine a determined woman, mountains, a camera, aluminum, a backpack, a tent, food, a piano, and art lovers?

Fabulous, of course!

We had some First Friday Fun on Friday, January 6, 2017, by temporarily rerouting the Appalachian Trail (AT) through the heart of Richmond, Virginia.

 

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Cheryl describing Whitetop Mountain in SW Virginia.

 

 

“Bringing the AT to RVA” is a glimpse of my journey on the Appalachian Trail as told through wilderness photographs. The exhibit opened on  January 6th and will remain on view until January 31st. christine-anita

Anita and Christine stopped by to enjoy the show. Behind them are 3 photos, “Rocks & Roots”, “Katahdin Stones” and “Entanglement”

 

 

 

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James O’Brien, an amazing pianist, played during the Gellman Room reception. (And, yes, that is my backpacking tent and gear in the middle of the room. I had to hike to take these photographs. It was wonderful to see kids checking this out.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cheryl Hadrych & Christine Briscoe in front of “Hiker Ahead” and “Crawford Pond”, both photographed in the 100 Mile Wilderness of Maine.

The walls of the Gellman Room now whisper tales of 4 seasons along the oldest mountains on earth, the Appalachian Mountains. Images of wilderness lakes, mammoth boulders, gentle slopes of green fields, envelopes of orange leaves and entangled roots will greet you as you walk into the room.

At 2,189.2 miles long, the AT is the world’s most famous footpath. In 2014 I began my long-awaited thruhike.

I stopped often along the trail to look up and look around. Here is just a peak.

John Muir once said, “Out of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few are dirt.”

I wholeheartedly concur. Don’t forget to wipe the mud off of your boots at the door though!

Artwork will remain on view until January 31, 2017. I can be reached at chadrych02@yahoo.com for information and sales.

 

 

 

 

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