Whittier College News Release

For Immediate Release - November 20, 1998
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"In Search of Eldorado: The Salton Sea," a photo exhibit by Christopher Landis

WHAT: "In Search of Eldorado: The Salton Sea," a photo exhibit by Christopher Landis

WHEN: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, December 1 through January 8

WHERE: The Mendenhall Gallery at Whittier College
13406 Philadelphia St., Whittier

COST: free

ADD: Christopher Landis has been photographing the communities and shoreline of the Salton Sea for several years, working toward a book and traveling museum exhibition. The Mendenhall exhibit is a preview of the large scale Nash Editions Iris prints being created for these projects. Landis says, "As an artist, I come to the Sea a desert native who remains spellbound by the poetry and beauty of this fantastic landscape. As an historian I believe the Sea's story is an epic western tale...the real one of aridity and irrigation, real estate ventures, boom-towns, Native American land, military test sites and recreational use."

INFORMATION: Geoff Allen, curator, (562) 907-4200, ext. 4311

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