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2008/09 Winter Exhibit – Glen Denny: Yosemite in the Sixties

Photo (c) Glen DennyGlen Denny's exhibit of fine art prints, Yosemite in the Sixties, will be featured in Mountain Light's guest artist gallery November 1st, 2008 through January 31st, 2009. The public is invited to meet the artist at a reception to be held at the gallery on Friday, November 7, from 6 to 9 pm. A slide show will be featured at the reception, and Mr. Denny will be available to sign copies of his books.

Yosemite in the Sixties is a visual chronicle of climbing the vast granite expanses and of climbers creating the audacious big wall routes that defined Yosemite's Golden Age. It is also an insider's view of campground life, revealing the personalities and parties, the preparations for major ascents, the loves and dreams of the denizens of Camp 4.

Photo (c) Glen DennyGLEN DENNY was born in Modesto, California, in 1939 and grew up in the nearby town of Livingston, where his father was a high school teacher. His first outdoor experiences came through fly-fishing trips into the Sierra with his father. When Glen moved to Yosemite in 1958 to learn to climb, the first ascent of El Capitan was under way. Inspired by this historic event, he was soon climbing the most challenging routes in Yosemite Valley, including some of the early ascents of El Capitan. His climbing films have won awards at several film festivals; his photography has appeared in a number of publications, culminating in his 2007 book, Yosemite in the Sixties, the source of the photographs shown in this exhibit.

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