Baron Wolman, First Chief Photographer for Rolling Stone Magazine, presents his new book, "Woodstock," at The Markham Gallery

Baron Wolman, First Chief Photographer for Rolling Stone Magazine, presents his new book, "Woodstock," at The Markham Gallery

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Markham Gallery at Markham Vineyards
2812 St. Helena Hwy North
St. Helena  CA
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Cost: FREE

Contact: Marie Smith, (707) 963-5292

Markham Vineyards is pleased to have Baron Wolman, First Chief Photographer for Rolling Stone Magazine, unveil his new book entitled Woodstock on the 45th anniversary of the iconic music festival held August 15-17, 1969. Be one of the first in the entire United States to peruse this amazing book on Saturday, August 16, 2014, 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Chat with Wolman (glass of wine in hand!), view his current photography exhibit, Celebrating Woodstock, and take an exclusive first look at Woodstock. The event is free and open to the public. If you can't make the artist's reception, Celebrating Woodstock will be on show and available for public viewing during regular visitor center hours through December 31, 2014.

Woodstock includes unseen pictures from the world���s most famous music festival ever. The striking black and white photographs of the festival are published here for the first time. The book includes an interview with Wolman and Woodstock creator, Michael Lang, and a foreword by musician Carlos Santana.

Wolman captured the experience and atmosphere of Woodstock like no other photographer. ���I ended up spending most of my time out in the wild with the crowd because what was happening ���out there��� was just too interesting not to explore,��� said Wolman. More interested in the crowd than the performers, his photographs are hugely evocative and offer an insight into this legendary event that is rarely seen. According to Wolman, ������The thing to remember about the 60s, even near the end in ���69, was that everything was totally different in society, the behavior was new and unexpected. Plus, the 1960s were simply wildly photogenic in every way imaginable ... the changes that were taking place in the heads of the people were visually manifested. I mean, how could you not take pictures?���

Celebrating Woodstock Photography Exhibit on Display until December 31, 2014
Currently on display in The Markham Gallery is the photo retrospective by Baron Wolman entitled Celebrating Woodstock. The exhibit features 50 pieces from the 100-piece collection which Wolman donated to The Museum at Bethel Woods, the site of the iconic Woodstock music festival in 1969. Those attending the festival are really the stars of Wolman���s work ��� they illustrate how the festival became a legend in so many hearts and minds. Our entire gallery exhibit itself consists of Baron���s photos of live performances, documentary portraits and studio/semi-posed portraits, along with a wealth of background information regarding Woodstock and Rolling Stone Magazine.

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