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RON COLEY & KEVIN TUERFF - The Fountains of Saint Mark & Channel of Peace
Friday, September 1 at 7PM
RON COLEY & KEVIN TUERFF
speaking & signing
The Fountains of Saint Mark & Channel of Peace
ABOUT THE FOUNTAINS OF SAINT MARK
The Fountains of St. Mark is a love story, a legacy to be cherished and held fast. Ron Coley's images illustrate the fragility and strength of this spiritual place. The essays speak to the new world that is waiting for each of us under the rocks in our own backyards.
The Fountains of St. Mark, Texas hill country artesian springs, are the source of the San Marcos River. These springs create a 16-acre lake, inhabited by humans for more than 12,000 years, making it one of the oldest continually inhabited sites in North America.
Eight essays narrate the book, and more than 100 underwater photographs - most using stunning natural light - take the reader on an aquatic adventure in living color. Eight Janet Skaggs Hardin paintings, inspired by Coley's photography, provide the foundation for this love story.
A Camelot essence flows through Coley's book, as he dares to believe that these springs will last far longer than for one brief shining moment.
ABOUT RON COLEY
Ron Coley celebrates our relationship with water through his life’s work. As an award-winning filmmaker and photographer, an innovator of SCUBA equipment, and an educational leader, he explores a world that few have been privileged to see first-hand. Throughout his life, Coley has found himself in the right place at the right time, from his formal education at the prestigious Brooks Institute of Photography through 40 years as a highly acclaimed producer, director, writer, cinematographer and underwater photographer. Today, Coley lives in Central Texas and the Pacific Coast of Mexico.
ABOUT CHANNEL OF PEACE
When Kevin Tuerff and his partner flew from France to New York City on September 11th in 2001, they had no idea that the world--and their lives--would change forever.
When US airspace closed after the terrorist attacks, Kevin, who was experiencing doubts about organized religion, found himself in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland in Canada with thousands of other refugees or "come from aways."
Yet, when all seemed dark, the people of Gander rallied and the "plane people" experienced boundless acts of generosity. Channel of Peace tells the story of how Gander's compassion, then and now, has ignited a spirit of kindness that renewed Kevin's spirituality and has inspired an annual and growing "giving back" day.
His story, along with others, has reached thousands of people when it was incorporated into the Broadway musical Come From Away. In Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander on 9/11 you will find an unforgettable, inspiring tale of hospitality, the strength of the human spirit, and hope.
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