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Craig Varjabedian: New Exhibition Debuts at the Museum of the Southwest

Sunset plume White Sands National Monument C2 A9 Craig Varjabedian
© Craig Varjabedian 

Fine art photographer Craig Varjabedian (BFA 1979) will debut, Into the Great White Sands, an exhibition of photographs of White Sands National Monument, in southern New Mexico on November 10, 2018 at the Museum of the Southwest in Midland Texas.

The Museum of the Southwest is pleased to debut the exhibition, Into the Great White Sands, eloquent photographs of White Sands National Monument by acclaimed photographer Craig Varjabedian. The artist created these masterful images during a period of over five years as he explored the surrealistic landscape of White Sands, located in southeastern New Mexico. You are invited to join Craig Varjabedian at 7pm for an evening of conversation and stories of his remarkable experiences making the photographs for Into The Great White Sands.

White Sands is a place breathtakingly vast, encompassing 275 miles with a landscape entirely made of crystals of gypsum and possibly our next national park. Pure white dunes roll in waves for miles to the mountainous horizon- forming a landscape filled with spectacular color and astonishing light. The park is place brimming with a history both ancient and recently significant, contained in an environment with flourishing vegetation and wildlife — whose days begin in vivid sunrise and end in dramatically vibrant sunsets. The fifty images selected for the exhibition of are from his collection found in his recently published book of the same name. The book is available for purchase at the opening.

Into the Great White Sands is made possible through the shared generosity of Canon USA and Denna & Allen McGuire. Visit the artist’s website at craig​var​jabe​dian​.com.

The Museum of the Southwest
1705 West Missouri Avenue, Midland, Texas 79701
Exhibition: November 10, 2018 to January 292019
Opening and Gallery Talk with Craig Varjabedian: Friday November 9, 2018, 6 – 8:00pm
The museum is open 10 – 5 Tuesday-Saturday. Call (432)6832882 for more information.

Into The Great White Sands: Photographs by Craig Varjabedian | Museum of the Southwest