Church At Bodie
Rick Katelmann has pursued photography as a hobby for 50 years, initially to document backpack trips in the Sierra Nevada. Rick was mostly retired from a career in mountain hydrology and watershed management, but is now back working on wildfire safety. Hydrology work and personal travel in the western U.S. and the mountains of Asia provided wonderful opportunities to photograph natural and inhabited landscapes. Rick was a founder of the Eastern Sierra Land Trust and lives in Mono County.
Every artist in the Mono Arts Council Gallery + Art Center is invited to show their art because they are either a resident of the Eastern Sierra or have strong ties to the community. We support both emerging and experienced artists in our space and 50% of all proceeds go directly to the artist while the other 50% goes to support arts education right here in Mono County.
11" x 14" photograph in frame, 16" x 20" total.
Note from Artist: The transformation of the Eastern Sierra Nevada by Euro-American settlers began in the 1850s. Mining booms changed the landscape dramatically. Much of that physical history faded away quickly, but Bodie State Historical Park preserves the structures of a mining town and allows us to think about how our modern communities are rooted in history.
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