Hiking-trail veteran due at arts venue


As weather heats up and the warmer days of spring remind residents of West Chandler that they live in the desert, the Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery in Downtown Chandler presents Martin Gatrost: Pacific Crest Trail now through Feb. 23, 2018.

Photographer, avid hiker and nature lover Martin Gatrost takes viewers on his journey on the Pacific Crest Trail, which spans 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington.

Visitors to the exhibition will relive his adventure through photographs of the three states, seven national parks and 28 national forests he traversed.

“The landscapes in Martin’s exhibition are ones people may not often get the chance to see,” says Peter Bugg, visual arts coordinator at the gallery.

“There is a limited number of Pacific Crest Trail passes granted to hikers each year. It’s quite a feat to not just hike the trail, but also stop and take stunning photographs of the adventure along the way.”

Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and
Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.

Information: chandlercenter.org.
After the exhibition concludes at the Center for the Arts Gallery, it will be on display at the City’s Environmental Education Center from March 2 through April 1. Gatrost will give another talk about his Pacific Crest Trail experience at the EEC from 10-11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 10. EEC is at Veterans Oasis Park, 4050 E. Chandler Heights Road.



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