Siskiyou Land Trust will host a slideshow highlighting Antarctic wildlife and geography by Steve Morrell scheduled for Tuesday, January 3, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Mount Shasta Resort. Morrell spent five Southern Hemisphere summers in the 1970’s and 80’s studying Adelie penguins and South Polar skuas at Cape Crozier on Ross Island in the Antarctic.
Cape Crozier is at the interface of the Ross Ice Shelf, 200,000 square miles of floating glacial ice, and the Ross Sea. It is also home to the southernmost breeding colony of Emperor penguins, a site first visited by Edward Wilson who was a member of Robert Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. The winter trek to Cape Crozier by Wilson and his two companions is detailed in The Worst Journey in the World.
In addition to wildlife photos, Morrell will include pictures of nearby Antarctic landscapes including Mt. Erebus, a 12,000 foot volcano, the Dry Valleys, and the Erebus Glacier tongue.
The program is a fundraiser for Siskiyou Land Trust. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
The River Run Gallery in Weed will be hosting an art show to benefit the Siskiyou Land Trust (SLT) featuring several popular artists. As a way to show their support, Sharon LoMonaco and David Gochenour, founders of River Run Gallery are using the upcoming art show called Siskiyou Landscapes to benefit the Siskiyou Land Trust.
A portion of the proceeds from sales during the opening reception on September 24th, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. will be donated to the Siskiyou Land Trust. All who enjoy art inspired by Siskiyou County landscapes should come out and enjoy the show. Only September 24th sales will benefit SLT so please attend and purchase the piece you fall in love with that day. This will support SLT’s efforts to provide long-term stewardship for more land in Siskiyou County.
Participating artists include Ann Kinkade, Willo Balfrey, Chris Messer, Roberta Mosher, Bruce Anthony, Alek Balos, Chris Schneider, Daryl Brooks, Sharon LoMonaco, Bob Swanson, Dennis King, Brad Goldpaint, Janet Biondi and Joy Price. River Run Gallery is at 151 Main St, Weed, CA. and their telephone number is 530-938-4602.
If you would like to find out more about the Siskiyou Land Trust and their work, please stop by or contact us at:
522 Alma Street– PO Box 183 – Mt. Shasta, CA 96067