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September 28, 2012
Contact: Romina Khananisho, City of Goodyear
Office: 623-882-7054 or firstname.lastname@example.org
"100 Years, 100 Ranchers" Presentation Comes to Goodyear Art Lecture Series
GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Phoenix-based photographer Scott Baxter will present images from his project "100 Years, 100 Ranchers" at 7 p.m., October 16 at Total Wine, 1416 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, 85395.
Baxter traveled across Arizona for more than 10 years to complete this project, which includes 100 striking black-and-white photographs of families who have been ranching since, or before, Arizona became a state in 1912. Designated as an official Arizona Centennial Legacy Project, "100 Years, 100 Ranchers" celebrates the 2012 state centennial through portraits of these true Arizonans.
"The ranching tradition in Arizona is enduring and important," said Baxter, who has also been recognized as a 2012 Arizona Culture keeper for his efforts in creating a body of images that documents an important part of the state community. "Even more so as conditions such as encroaching development, drought and dire economic conditions have made a difficult way of life even more tenuous. Ranchers love what they do, and cherish the land and traditions passed down to them through their families."
Scott Baxter has been a professional photographer for more than 25 years. His work has been exhibited in the United States, Mexico and Japan and he has earned numerous awards for his commercial and editorial work.
No reservations are needed. Lectures are free and open to the public. Coffee generously provided by Starbucks.
Baxter's presentation is part of a series of the City of Goodyear arts and culture lecture series titled "Hot Coffee, Cool Topics," organized by the City of Goodyear Parks & Recreation Department, Arts and Culture Division. Talks are funded by a grant from the Arizona Humanities Council. For more information, call 623-882-7809.
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