Alaska release, reception at Gallery Keoki | SierraSun.com

Alaska release, reception at Gallery Keoki

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This is among several images that will be on display Saturday at the Gallery Keoki event.
Courtesy Keoki Flagg |

Tahoe photographer Keoki Flagg will host an image release reception from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at Gallery Keoki in the Village at Squaw Valley.

The images are from Flagg’s recent trip to Alaska with Points North Heliskiing. Below is an excerpt what he had to say about the trip:

“We are standing on the northernmost beach of the American continent looking out over the Pacific, experiencing the ending of another perfect day.

“I have traveled the planet with amazing adventurers, dynamic individuals constantly searching out new ways to defy gravity, explore and interact with the natural world. Pushing limits, crossing new boundaries and building dreams is something that Kevin and Jessica Quinn of Points North Heliskiing do so naturally.

“At water’s edge, home base lies underneath the towering Chugach range and spreads from the vast glacial drainage of the Copper River Delta at the end of the road to dense, pristine forests and waterways that seemingly go on forever. Cordova, Alaska, presents a limitless kaleidoscope of color and textural shades of earth.

“Season to season, year after year, the place is the same, but it’s always different, always surprising, and always relevant. Whatever nature delivers is a gift.”

The event is free; no RSVP is necessary.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Keoki Flagg is an award-winning, internationally published fine art photographer based in Lake Tahoe. A premier nature, outdoor sports and adventure photographer, he has worked globally creating images for many Fortune 500 corporations, including Disney and VISA, and the California and New Zealand Tourist Boards, the Discovery Channel, ESPN and Warren Miller Films, and Audubon, National Geographic Adventure, Archeology, Sunset, Men’s Journal, Outside, and Ski & Skiing magazines.

Born and raised in Hawaii, Keoki spent much of his childhood living in Europe, instilling in him a multicultural orientation and a love of travel and adventure.

He completed his formal education in fine art at Connecticut College, exploring the interlacing relationships of form and function in sculpture, mixed media and photography.

In 2003, he opened Gallery Keoki at the Village at Squaw Valley. The gallery now exclusively features his original, evocative, adventurous fine art in monumental scale, multiple planes and state-of-the-art media.

Keoki also communicates his inspiring, motivating message in keynote speeches, public presentations and sold-out multimedia lectures such as the 2013 Explorers Club Annual Meeting; TEDxReno, hosted by the Nevada Museum of Art; and TEDxYouth at Facebook Headquarters.

Keoki has received numerous awards, among them the 2001 Banff International Photography Competition, the KT Award, and the Captain John Noel Award, and he was named the North Lake Tahoe 2012 Citizen of the Year.

This article was submitted to the Sun by Gallery Keoki. Visit gallerykeoki.com to learn more.