Markham Vineyards: On Assignment: Woodstock - Artist’s Reception

Markham Vineyards: On Assignment: Woodstock - Artist’s Reception

Saturday, April 19, 2014
11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Cost: FREE

Contact: Marie Smith, (707) 963-5292

Join Markham Vineyards in celebrating the 45th anniversary of the legendary Woodstock music festival with the photo retrospective On Assignment: Woodstock, featuring photos from Rolling Stone Magazine’s First Chief Photographer, Baron Wolman. The exhibit consists of 50 pieces from the 100-piece collection which Wolman donated to The Museum at Bethel Woods. These selected photos will be on display at the Markham Gallery March 1 – August 31, 2014. Meet Baron Wolman at the artist’s reception on Saturday, April 19, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p. m. in conjunction with Napa Valley Arts in April. The artist's reception is FREE and open to the public.

The exhibit features photos of live performances, documentary portraits and studio/semi-posed portraits along with a wealth of background information regarding Woodstock and Rolling Stone Magazine. Wolman used three cameras during the festival and shot 16 rolls of black-and-white film. 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.

According to Wolman: “No one could have predicted the enduring influence of the Woodstock experience. Yes, the bands were first-rate and there were many of them…but in unexpected ways, Woodstock became more than a concert for all of us.” His photos allow Woodstock attendees to relive a fascinating part of their lives while also appealing to a younger audience who wish they could have been there.

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