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"History is a living horse laughing at a wooden horse. History is a wind blowing where it listeth. History is no sure thing to bet on. History is a box of tricks with a lost key. History is a labyrinth of doors with sliding panels, a book of ciphers with the code in a cave of the Saragossa sea. History says, if it pleases, Excuse me, I beg your pardon, it will never happen again if I can help it."

—Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) American writer known for free verse, Smoke and Steel


Artist Raymond A. Bleesz Artist Reception

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When January 16, 2014
from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where Vail Public Library's Community Room
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Edwards fine art photographer, Raymond A. Bleesz, will be displaying his photographic portraiture at the Vail Public Library from Jan 16, 2014 to the end of the month. He will host a 6:30pm reception the night of the 16th with the Chamber Group of the Alpine Wind Ensemble providing background music.

The Chamber Group consists of a clarinet and 2 flutists. Emily Zeigler, one of the flutists, and her two companions offered to support Bleesz’s opening photographic exhibition.

Bleesz’s photo portraiture ranges from early images from the 1970’s to more recent images taken of recent. Some portraits are instantly recognizable such as: Clint Eastwood, John Denver, Albert Eisenstadedt, John Kennedy Jr., while others are not. Most portraits are people Bleesz has encountered in his work & his travels, every day people. His photographic philosophy, voice or Vox Humana is stated as such: “I photograph Mans’ habitat, Mans’ impact upon the landscape and Man at work”. He continues, “The Zeitgeist of my Time & Place are photographed—My photography is Humanitarian in style—Reality in Essence, with Tranquility and Solitude”. Bleesz’s educational background as a historian dictates his photographic point of view.



Tom Talbot, Vail Fireman and former student of Bleesz