We will be hosting a book signing with Zak Pullen, Brad Herzog and Gene Gagliano for July's Casper Art Walk
Zak and Brad will be here from 6-7:30 signing limited first edition copies of their new book The Presidents
Through images masterfully painted and biographies cleverly crafted, The Presidents celebrates the colorful characters who have served in America’s highest office. A gorgeous, 96-page book of coffee-table quality, it is both an artistic tour de force and a literary teaching tool, a compelling history with a contemporary point of view.
In the remarkable work of art that adorns the dust jacket, Zachary Pullen, winner of the 2014 Governor’s Arts Award and described as “Wyoming’s Norman Rockwell,” captures the essence of each commander-in-chief as they converge for a historic gathering in front of the White House on a winter day. Pullen researched and attended to the smallest details—from comparative heights and period garb to Bill Clinton’s narrow gaze and Theodore Roosevelt’s wide grin.
Each inside spread takes a closer look at the men, quite literally. Author, Brad Herzog, a four-time honoree by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, tells their tales from a unique perspective - through George Washington's teeth, for instance, and Harry Truman's middle initial, and John Tyler's grandchildren. John F. Kennedy's impact is conveyed through the journey of his funeral honor guard. Abraham Lincoln's biography love story.
Gene will be with us from 5-8 signing copies of his new book Angels Landing
Thirteen year-old Ricky Atwell is excited when he receives a scholarship to attend the West Wind Summer Traveling Camp. The camp tours the southwestern United States for eight weeks with other boys his age. He is anxious to explore the country, but reluctant to travel by car since he was involved in a recent car accident in which his father was disabled. Ricky is the youngest camper and from a lower middle-class family that lives in western New York State. He isn't even considered a New Yorker by the wealthy boys from New York City. Ricky envies John, a fellow camper, who has traveled the world and has every material thing a boy could want. John looks down on Ricky, and seems determined to spoil the trip for him. Ricky is afraid of heights, which will make some of the planned experiences difficult, if not impossible for him.
Ricky must try to fit in with the group while being bullied by John and put down by the other boys. During the 11,000 mile trip, Ricky experiences severe storms, a flash flood, black bear encounters, the complete darkness of a cave, the buoyancy of salt water, desert heat, and summer snow. Ricky's fear of heights is challenged as he rides a tram up the famous St. Louis Arch, climbs Angel's Landing in Zion National Park, rides a narrow gauge train along the mountain cliffs of Colorado, rides a mule down the Bright Angel Trail in the Grand Canyon, and climbs the ladders of the Indian ruins at Mesa Verde National Park.
At the end of the trip, in Rocky Mountain National Park, Ricky's character is tested when he and John are forced over a steep mountainside by a bear and John is seriously injured. Then, caught in a fierce thunder storm, Ricky must face his ultimate fear of heights in order to save both of their lives.