Sunset over Lake Gogebic, MichiganIn honor of Earth Day, Jax Mercantile will host the 2010 Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival “On Tour” for its only Iowa tour appearance – this Saturday, April 24, 6:00-10:00pm in the Memorial Union Sun Room, on the Iowa State University Campus, Ames, Iowa.  The Festival is co-sponsored by several environmentally-oriented local organizations, including yours truly – Mark S. Peterson Photography – and supported nationally by Patagonia, Clif Bar, Tom’s of Maine, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., and Osprey Packs. 

I’ll be exhibiting about a dozen nature photographs throughout the festival, and will be working the event as staff photographer. An “Enviro Fair” featuring exhibits by local environmental groups and green-minded corporations, will kick things off at 6:00pm, followed by a selection of the films featured in the  9th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival that took place Jan 14-16 in Nevada City, CA.  The films are fabulously produced, entertaining and interesting, and will inspire you to act for the environment!

A silent auction will be held through the evening, and will include one of my original photographs.

Autumn hillside reflected in stream with stones
© Mark S. Peterson Photography

All proceeds from the evening go to support the Squaw Creek Watershed Coalition.  And, I’ll be donating all profits from event print sales, after expenses, to the organization as well.

So Green Up and come out for a fun evening!  But wait – you’re not near Ames?  The Festival Tour may be coming near you – check it out!

Above are a few photos of the 2009 event!  I’ll post 2010 images shortly after Saturday’s Festival!

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April 22, 2010

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