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My Journey With Tony: Mike Stasio Presents: The Man Who Painted Everest

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Palo Alto, CA 94303

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TALK BEGINS AT 6:30pm

2018 Lecture Series: "My Journey With Tony": Mike Stasio Presents: The Man Who Painted Everest

Please join us at The Foster for this free event to watch a special presentation of The Man Who Painted Everest. Learn about artist-explorer Tony Foster’s expedition to complete large-scale watercolors of the world’s tallest mountain. Mike Stasio will introduce the film with additional insights and discussion.

The lecture will begin at 6:30pm, but the gallery itself will open at 5:30pm so that guests may enjoy light dinner and beverage before the talk. The gallery will close at 8:30pm. Please bring a guest and join us at The Foster for this presentation!

The Man Who Painted Everest

In 2005, artist-explorer Tony Foster traveled to Nepal in order to make paintings of the world's tallest mountain: Everest. This documentary explores the artist's methods and process as he endures harsh conditions to produce breathtaking watercolor works. The resulting exhibit from this effort, a series called "Searching for a Bigger Subject," juxtaposes the grandeur of the Himalayas against the vastness of the Grand Canyon in the USA.




About Mike Stasio

Mike Stasio manages senior community outreach for The Foster. As a volunteer he gives presentations that bring artist-explorer Tony Foster’s art to senior communities, engages seniors in conversations about select wilderness watercolors, and gives tours at The Foster.





About Tony Foster

Born in Lincolnshire, England, artist-explorer Tony Foster finds inspiration in the wild places of the world, which he paints en plein air. Since 1982, he has undertaken a variety of watercolor “journeys”—painting projects based on a philosophical or environmental theme—that often involve multiple expeditions over many years. His subjects range from mountains, rivers, rainforests, deserts, coral reefs and Arctic icebergs to such iconic natural areas as the Grand Canyon and Mount Everest.

Hiking, rafting, kayaking or canoeing to find the perfect painting site, then camping outdoors for weeks at a time to make his paintings, Foster frequently faces challenging weather and difficult conditions. His paintings, complete with diary excerpts and “souvenirs,” document his experiences in wilderness and his commitment to its preservation



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