TAYLOR COUNTY—Residents that haven’t had the chance to see the stunning exhibit “My Favorite Mountain Railroading” from photographer, Frederick J. Ripley still have time.
Ripley’s exhibit containing some of his favorite railroad shots, has been extended through First Friday, November 1st at Gallery 62 West.
The November 1st First Friday in historic downtown Grafton will include a special appearance by the artist. Ripley will be at Gallery 62 West from 4:00-8:00 p.m., to answer questions and meet the public. Light refreshments will be served.
This exhibit is a must see for all railroad enthusiasts and as the photos are for sale, it would make the perfect gift for the coming holiday season.
The thirty-six dramatic and colorful 20”x30” enlargements, on display, were taken by Ripley over the past thirty years on his travels. They illustrate scenes of railroading in the Appalachian and Allegheny Mountain region, with special focus on the variety of railroading in beautiful West Virginia.
Special attention is shown to Grafton’s railroad, the former Baltimore and Ohio, and the former Chesapeake and Ohio in the New River Gorge and Greenbrier Valley.
The public won’t want to miss these striking images that engage with history and tradition, set in some of the most remarkable scenery of our country.
“With my keen interest in history, combined with a love of the outdoors and regional geography, my style of photography is very much oriented towards presenting scenes of modern railroading in the context of history and tradition, and particularly illustrating the railroad’s evolving interaction with its environment. I feel this approach particularly suits the varied and beautiful geography of the eastern United States, defined by rivers, streams, mountains, and hills, large and small,” says Ripley.
Don’t miss this last chance to meet the artist himself and get that gift for the railroad fan on your shopping list. Again, the artist will be available from 4:00-8:00 p.m., November 1st at Gallery 62 West during November’s First Friday.