photo: Brent Stapelkamp
We are honored to announce for the first time ever, Brent Stapelkamp, world renowned conservationist and fine art photographer of Cecil the Lion, will jury a fine art show with selected entries, alongside over 25 of his photos, as seen in National Geographic, CNN, BBC and more. Brent will give a lecture in Ivoryton CT, at the Ivoryton Congregational Church, followed by a wine and cheese reception and art show with Brent's original photographs, and selected others, at Six Summit Gallery.
Six Summit Gallery of Ivoryton, CT (home to 90% of all manufacturing of ivory at the turn of the century) continues its anti-poaching, pro-wildlife campaign through fine art. Brent was the last person to photo and collar the beloved lion in
Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park.
Brent Stapelkamp is a 38 year old Zimbabwean who has devoted his life and passion to the conservation of lions and the communities that live along side them. Brent worked on the WildCRU's Hwange Lion Research project for close to a decade where his primary roles were the mitigating of conflict between lions and livestock as well as tracking, collaring and studying Hwange's lions. Brent was the last person to touch Cecil the lion alive when he caught him for a collar change and is said to have been the last person to take photographs of Cecil before his death. Several of those "last photos" are within this collection. Brent now live off-grid with his young family and they now concentrate on projects that both uplift people and conserve wildlife on Hwange's boundaries.
Ticket purchase instructions
Click on http://shop.sixsummitgallery.com
Then click on the: New Events/Submission tab, then choose options, then drop down for dollar amount at $25 per ticket
Call with questions or email Cecil@sixsummitgallery.com. Everyone who purchases tickets will be allowed access to Brent's presentation at the Church and reception at the Gallery at 6 Summit Street across from the Ivoryton Playhouse.
This 19 sculpture series is meant to take the ‘art worldlings’ to
task for their irresponsible behavior. It is to visualize the stupidity
and lack of responsibility in the current art world that is foisting
mediocre ‘shtick’ upon the public and calling it art - the hype being
more important than the work being lauded.
There is a specific reason for each artist chosen as a meal by the Slavic witch-hut, her eminence in wisdom-
The Baba Yaga.
An Homage to Mediocrity and Hype
Baba Yag Eats:
Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Yves Klein, Robert Gober,
Maurizio Cattelan, Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Claes Oldenberg, Rothko, Wolfgang Laib, Edvard Munch, James Turrell, Richard Serra, Fernando Botero, Christo, John Chamberlain, Andres Serrano with
Baba Yaga and Baba Yaga's Day Off.
Ivoryton is one of three villages in Essex, Connecticut in Middlesex County. Ivoryton Historic District, the historic district in the village, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 15, 2014
Ivoryton has the dubious distinction of having a virtual monopoly on all ivory production in the United States from 1860-1938. As the manufacturing of ivory is long gone, the town would like to take a large role, and use this event as a catalyst in the anti ivory, anti poaching effort.
William Kent, Chris Gann, Nancy Whitcher, Paul Ott
Please enjoy fine pre and post reception dining at our neighbor the elegant Copper Beech Inn, www.copperbeechinn.com,
860-767-0330, for Six Summit Gallery. The
Copper Beech is .5 miles east of Six Summit Gallery at 46 Main St. in
Ivoryton. While you dine at the Copper Beech, enjoy the sculpture of Six
Summit represented artists William Kent (1919-2012- Smithsonian, Yale,
New Britain Museum of American Art Permanent collections), and Ailene
Fields (owner of The Compleat Sculptor) in the lobby and in the dining
and bar areas. Please call for Copper Beech for dinner reservations and
Six Summit Gallery for art inquiries.