Criag Alan Huber has worked for 7 years to photograph the 21 Missions in Alta California founded by Saint Junipero Serra. We attended the reception in the San Juan Bautista Mission Museum on July 1st, the feast day of Junipero Serra. The exhibit runs through September 30, 2017. This is the first art exhibit at the San Juan Bautista Mission.
I encourage all of you who care about California history and the role the missions played in the development of our entwined cultures to take the time to come and see this wonderful exhibit. Craig took a great deal of time and personal effort to photograph each mission. The project also includes a book that encompasses the history of the project and the key images in the portfolio. A very sensitive and well crafted exhibit of silver and platinum prints.
Our own Al Weber was the inspiration that started Craig on his journey. Al Weber held 3 mission workshops at Mission San Antonio, Mission San Miguel and Mission Soledad that precipitated in a portfolio for each mission of the workshop participants images. The spirit of this effort inspired Craig to keep going and it culminated in the project.
We met some wonderful people at the reception and Suzy Weber was able to attend with her son Robert and spouse Sarah. It was a lovely sunny day in San Juan Bautista with a moderate temperature of 68 degrees. A wonderful break from the June gloom that has enveloped Monterey for the past few days. We met up with some friends we had not seen for awhile which added to the celebratory atmosphere.
Craig Alan Huber will be our guest speaker at Rendezvous this year and talk about this project and his process in choosing a project and the focus required to see it through to the end. We celebrate Craig's success and look forward to his next adventure.