A new art gallery is set to open in the village of Keene on Columbus Day Weekend, October 5-8, 2018. Lifelong photographers and career mountain guides R.L. & Karen Stolz of Vertical Perspectives Photography have opened the Alpenhaus Gallery to showcase their work.
The viewing space is unique. Originally constructed in 1987 as a climbing gym for their mountain guiding service, Alpine Adventures, it is twenty feet tall yet retains an intimate feel.
For nearly four decades, the Stolzes have traveled throughout the world as mountain guides and photographers. Their photographic subject matter is diverse, both geographically and in terms of the images themselves. Photos of steep-walled, desert canyons from the southwestern United States are placed alongside striking landscapes of lakes, rivers and mountains of the Adirondack Park.
A selection of 45 framed and float-mounted fine art prints, ranging in size from 16”x20” to a panorama 12 feet in length, are displayed. Matted prints in smaller sizes, along with two collector’s editions of coffee-table books of their photographs, are also available. These images represent a small sample of their body of work and future exhibits, emphasizing a variety of themes, are planned.
Besides sharing their own images, the Stolzes share their knowledge and experience through workshops, tours, trips, presentations, and other photographic services.
The Alpenhaus Gallery will be open from noon to 7 pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, October 6, 7 & 8, 2018. An Opening Reception will be held from 5 to 7pm on Friday, October 5, 2018.
Special events during the weekend include:
Meet the photographers – ongoing, throughout the weekend
Photography equipment demonstrations (1 pm each day)
Climbing photography rigging demonstrations (3 pm each day)
Multimedia presentations – ongoing throughout the weekend
A matted and signed, 16”x20” fine art print will be offered as a special limited edition, available only during the opening weekend.
The Alpenhaus Gallery is located at Vertical Perspectives Photography, 10873 NYS Route 9N, Keene. For more information call (518) 576-9881 or visit their website.
Photo of Alpenhaus Gallery provided.