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Book signing by E. Dan Klepper Friday

March 9th, 2017 under Arts

ALPINE – Fresno Canyon in Big Bend Ranch State Park is one of the most isolated and rugged locations in the Lower 48. On Friday, March 10, E. Dan Klepper, local artist, photographer and writer, will share his experiences living and working at the ranch, and present his latest fine art photography book, “Why the Raven Calls the Canyon.”

Front Street Books in Alpine will host Klepper this Friday with a book signing at its new event space at 108 N 6th Street. A Meet & Greet is from 5:30-6:30pm with light refreshments and a presentation. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

The book is a visual journal of his time spent at Fresno Ranch, which became part of Big Bend Ranch State Park in 2008. Between 2006 and 2013, Klepper assisted his friend Rodrigo Trevizo, park ranger and caretaker for the property, with various chores required to keep the ranch in operating condition. Miles from traditional power lines and municipal water supplies, they excavated and repaired the primary water network; cared for the livestock; cleared brush; and maintained a small, solar-powered electrical system.

Klepper’s record of his time spent “witnessing the unfolding of a natural world unfettered by the overpowering human footprint that has dominated so many of our remaining wild places” Is unique in its style and comes across as if viewing someone’s private logbook. Klepper’s photography is at times otherworldly, and ranges from the mundane to the sublime giving it a personal touch not often found in fine art photography.

For more info, call 432-837-7400.

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