Reception: June 2, 5 – 7pm (First Friday ARTScrawl)
The Inpost Artspace is pleased to present a selection of historical photographs chronicling early days of Cottonwood Gulch, an expedition program that has run in the Southwest since 1926. The Cottonwood Gulch was founded by a teacher from Indiana who led educational summer treks throughout the Southwest. Traveling in a caravan of Model T station wagons, they sought “the remote and generally unknown wilderness regions” to experience a simple life, if only for the summer. The Trek represents a unique experience of place and time — stepping into unfamiliar lands and cultures, being humbled by geologic time, playing off the lore of the Old West, passing down strict traditions of keeping camp. Deep in the Gulch archives are a trove of logbooks and photographs chronicling the history of these expeditions and the evolving cultural landscape the trekkers studied. Co-curators Meggan Gould and Kacie Smith are excited to introduce highlights from the archive as stories of the outdoors, discovery, friendship, and problem-solving.
Exhibition: May 22 – June 24, 2017