Friday, September 4, 2015

Landscapes with Wild Horses

Keep the Wild Horses Wild at the Natrona County Public Library

(Casper, Wyo.) – The Natrona County Public Library and Casper College will host Colorado Author and Wild Horse Photographer Carol Walker as well as feature a screening of the documentary "American Mustang" on Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Crawford Room.

The event is free and open to the public. The goal of the evening is to raise awareness and to promote a deeper understanding of the troubles currently facing wild horses in America.

The evening will begin with a screening of "American Mustang," a nature documentary with character-driven narrative. Shot in eight Western states, "American Mustang" reveals the majestic wild horses of the American West by taking audiences on a journey through a landscape dotted by ranchers, wild horse advocates, government agencies and the public.

The evening will conclude with a question and answer forum led by Carol Walker. Walker will address many of the controversies highlighted in "American Mustang." She will also discuss how wild horses are in danger of being displaced from the range by agricultural and energy interests. Copies of Walker’s book, "Wild Hoofbeats: America’s Vanishing Wild Horses," will be available for purchase, which she will sign following her talk.

In collaboration with the event, local Wild Horse Photographers Chad and Lynn Hanson’s exhibition "Landscapes with Wild Horses," featuring years of exploration and iconic photography, opens Saturday, August 22 in the Library’s atrium.

Showcasing the beauty of Central Wyoming’s wild horses at liberty, the exhibition consists of photographic images and statistics that transport visitors to a fragile slice of land where hundreds of wild horses make their home.

"Landscapes with Wild Horses" runs through Wednesday, September 30 and can be viewed by the public during regular library hours.

 

 

 

29 comments:

  1. Loving you for doing this....wish I could be there xoxo

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    1. You, my friend, are all heart.
      Sincere thanks.
      x

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  2. forgot to mention that I squealed with joy when I saw the photos...

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  3. WOW! Congrats to you and your husband! I wish so much I could be there! (I'll be there in spirit!)
    xx

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    1. You're always here in spirit, Sagey...that's a comfort, 'cause I'm going to need it!
      x

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  4. Congratulations!! How exciting!!! Each one of these photos is amazing - love the sepia ones, especially. Wish I could be there, too, Lynn.

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    1. I know, aren't the sepia ones gorgeous?! They are Chad's doing. You should see how they look hung up on wrapped canvas! Jaw dropping....from what I've observed as the public walks through the library's atrium. Very proud of him.
      Thanks for all your genuine support and friendship, Diana. :)

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  5. so proud of you, i am....and i wish i could be there to view and be part-of....

    xO

    [those photos....!....gasp!....i love those shaggy beautiful animals....!!]

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    1. Those shaggy animals! You could use one of those baby's in your backyard, Bernard. OK...but, NOT one of my Green Mountain mustangs. We'll find you one from Nevada. They're even shaggier! ;)
      You're the best. Thank you ever so much for that.
      xO

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  6. oh, Lynn! the magic is happening! this is just so wonderful! your photos are stunning and capture the spirit of these lovely creatures so well. I'm so glad that you and Chad share this passion-- two creative minds working together are a force to be reckoned with! and to team up with Carol Walker-- it's perfect! I have her books and her photos encouraged me to keep a camera with me always when I'm out with my horses. you never know when a magic moment will occur. I'm so excited for you, just SO excited! pretty soon your book will be shelved here right next to Carol Walker's. I'm looking forward to that. xx Janet

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    1. A long time ago, you predicted big things with me and those horses who've become my other family. And now, I'm sharing my passion and love for them with the world! You've been on this journey with me from day one.
      And to think you will be here in person, with me & Chad and Carol, celebrating this magic you speak of! SO excited!
      See you soon!
      x

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  7. gosh! gosh gosh gosh. i can't stop staring at your pictures. imagining my self there....

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    1. You'll be here in spirit, right? Right!
      x

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    1. Hi! The hoses are lovely, so lovely! :)))
      x

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  9. OH! OH! I wish I could go see this....!!!!!!

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    1. Wish you could too, Clare!!!
      But, you've got your own beautiful work to tend to. ;)
      Sure do appreciate your kind words, just the same!
      x

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  10. Just amazing photos, what a gorgeous blog.
    Xo
    Dagmar

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    1. Well, thank you so very much, Dagmar! :)

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  11. The Oklahoma mustangs rejoice! :) Wish you a beautiful evening on the 16th! Wish I could be with you guys. Sending love and more love. xosan

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  12. Thanks sis. I got all your love, right here, in armfulls!
    xo

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  13. How exciting & wonderful!!! Lynn, your photos take my breath away as they are exquisite! It's mind-blowing to think that you were actually there, with them, running wild & running free...AWESOMEawesomeAWESOME!!! XO

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  14. I know how much you truly appreciate these wind drinkers, Nancy!
    Thank you for being so into horses as I am. I hope one day you can be out there with them, too. :)
    x

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  15. Exciting and amazing so wish I could see this in person. Wishing you the best of luck my dear cousin but you won't need it because this is amazing work xx

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  17. It was a pleasure visiting with you on the Zephyr 6 train. I can see you are part of a family of very talented artists and musicians...beautiful photos, beautiful art. I also enjoyed your brother's music. I will pass on your husband's book to my fly-fishing son.
    Thanks! Peggy

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