Sunday, September 7, 2014

Paul Chaplo: Marfa Flights book and exhibition events

Paul Chaplo author and photographer of Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country

Marfa Public Radio: “Talk at 10” : hear the podcast.
Exhibition at the Museum of the Big Bend, Sul Ross University, Alpine, TX . September 19, 2014 through January 18, 2015. Come to the opening at the Museum of the Big Bend: Sept 19, 6-8pm with book signing
Roundtable discussion at Sul Ross University: Paul will be joined by local experts Larry Francell , John Morlock, Dr. Kevin Urbanczyk,  and Roger Amis to discuss the Marfa Flights project :  Sept 20, 10am-12noon
Book-signing: National Park Visitors Center, Panther Junction at the Big Bend Natural  History Association bookstore:  Sept. 21, 1-3pm
Texas Book Festival in Austin: October 25, 26
Center for Big Bend Studies: Annual Conference at Sul Ross University Nov. 7-8, 2014
2015 Texas State Historical Association: Conference, Corpus Christi, TX on March 5-7.
T. Lindsay Baker: chair and commentator, and Larry Francell, co-presenter.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Paul Chaplo and Mary Bones on Marfa Public Radio "Talk at 10": The Marfa Flights book and exhibit at the Museum of the Big Bend

(Left to right: Mary Bones, Paul Chaplo, Tom Michael)
Shortly after delivering the framed large scale color photographs to the Museum of the Big Bend, we headed over to Marfa Public Radio for an interview with Tom Michael on "Talk at 10" the daily interview program.

Paul Chaplo, author/photographer of "Marfa Flights"

Paul Chaplo with his wife and collaborator, Cyndi.

The upcoming events surrounding the book and exhibit are as follows:
Sept. 19 at 6 pm: The release of the Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country book from Texas A&M University Press will featured at the opening of a concurrent exhibition of large format photographs from the book at the Museum of the Big Bend at Sul Ross University in Alpine, Texas. The opening on Sept. 19 from 6-8 pm will be accompanied by a book signing. The event is free to the public. All of the original photographs are available for purchase and the proceeds help to support the Museum of the Big Bend.

Sept. 20 from 10 am - 12 noon there will be a roundtable discussion of the Marfa Flights project at Sul Ross University in Alpine, TX. The panel will include Roger Amis, pilot; Dr. Kevin Urbancyzk, geologist, John Morlock, US National Park Service, Larry Francell, historian; and Paul Chaplo, photographer/author. The panel will be moderated by the Museum of the Big Bend.

Sep. 21 from 1-3pm. Paul Chaplo will be doing a book-signing at the Big Bend National Park Visitors Center at Panther Junction. The signing is hosted by the Big Bend Natural History Association and will be held in the bookstore in the Visitors Center. Come meet the author enjoy the book-signing in this awesome setting!

The Marfa Flights exhibit will show Texas-sized color aerial art landscape photographs taken by Paul Chaplo during perilous flights over the forbidding and austerely beautiful border lands.

The Museum of the Big Bend will also host a panel discussion about the book and project, bringing together a unique group of experts to discuss the Marfa Flights project and Big Bend from the viewpoints of pilot, National Park Service, historian, and geologist.

Marfa Flights book website

The Museum of the Big Bend is part of Sul Ross University in Alpine, Texas, and serves & educates the public by collecting, preserving, exhibiting & interpreting the culture, history & nature of Big Bend region of Texas. Learn more here:Museum of the Big Bend website

Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country by Paul Chaplo
Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas
10x10", 121 color photographs, map
Preface by T. Lindsay Baker
Introduction by Lawrence John Francell
Read more about the book in the book catalog from Texas A&M University Press:
See a preview of the book here: Texas A&M University Press

Paul Chaplo works as a professional photographer specializing in corporate and architectural photography. He spends most of his time working from a helicopter flying with the doors off over Dallas, producing both still images and stabilized HD video.

Paul holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the world-renown graduate photography program at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.

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