Gallery Keoki Proudly Presents Keoki Flagg’s Three New Images

On Saturday, March 4, 2017, we had our new image release reception, January…Just Add Snow and it was a huge success!  The evening included a slide show presentation of recent trips to Revelstoke, British Columbia and Hokkaido, Japan, along with a new video showcasing the making of “Snowshore”, Keoki’s most recent pentimental stitch.  If you missed it, you can view the video here.

Check out a few images from the event!

Keoki Flagg with Will, Michelle and Brian Sharpes.

Gallery Keoki’s Owner, Lynn Gibson with Gary Davis.

We were welcomed with a beautiful snowfall for the opening reception of January…Just Add Snow. We planned this!

Grabbing seats for Keoki’s slideshow presention, January…Just Add Snow.

 

One of Keoki’s new images, “Snowshore”.

Is it ever truly a Gallery Keoki event without Edwina Flagg’s homemade cookies?

Women of Squaw Alpine Ski Patrol Calendar Party

Saturday night a wide spectrum of the greater Tahoe community came together to help launch the very first Womens Ski Patrol Calendar for Squaw and ALpine Meadows. Braving one of the first winter storms of the season, everyone who came celebrated with these amazing women. Seven of the all star cast featured in the calendar were present signing autographs. In addition, everyone crowded into gallery three to see a brief slide show and presentation by Keoki Flagg, Lynn Gibson from Gallery Keoki, Tom Feiten from Squaw Valley and the Patrollers.

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Elemental is launched

Finally ,  after a journey of many years ELEMENTAL has been released.   Last nights gathering was an amazing celebration.  So many wonderful people have played their part in helping this long anticipated creative project come to life. The book has impacted all bringing an unmistakably new paradigm to Gallery Keoki.   Sharing this moment with the entire creative team, my family and so many friends makes  this path so worth while.

Thank You all!   Keoki

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Jeff Brunings, Lynn Gibson, Keoki Flagg, Tasmine Poole, Pete Pilcic and Craig Hammond

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Keoki with, Mom and Dad,  sister Dawn and  Sister in-law Wina

 

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Great times in ALASKA, PNH style

Life in the Chugach expands ones imagination…It can easily be mistaken for the prize at the end of the Rainbow.  It has become an annual ritual for me…One that continues to test my boundaries, my patience, as I have come to see it as a personal test in perserverence.

 

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Luckily we started off with a great start, 5 stellar runs that had me once again remembering what great snow felt like…

 

In tote with my good friends Will and Brian Sharpes we and new buddies Jack and John Cunnigham with PNH guide Andrew Eisentark we had one of those days that reminded us all how good it was to be alive…Living the dream
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On the second day weather set in so we busted out a different set of gear and headed out to explore the Sheridan glacier. It had been awhile since I had been there last, but it felt like little had changed. We spent the day playing on and inside of its surreal world.

Certain places touch us to the core, even in the rain.
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Gallery Keoki’s third Annual Celebrity Hobnob

This Year’s Squaw Dogs Event was a giant Woof.   The welcoming committee were on their paws, and the “Puparrazi” were everywhere.  This year the entire team was present and celebrating.  From the unveiling of the new 2015 Team photo, to the auctioning off of the one-of-a-kind signed Paw do Print,  everyone had a blast and raised some well needed funds for The Squaw Valley Avalanche Rescue Dog & Education Fund.  To all the local sponsors who helped support this incredible program –  Thank You.2015Cel
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Points North Heli event at Gallery Keoki

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What an amazing night we all had.  Kevin and Jessica Quinn and there entire Points North Heliskiing Family came to the gallery on Saturday night to celebrate the many years of fun and adventure that we have shared.

Kevin shared perspective on building his dream and what it feels like to have been a featured destination in the Warren Miller Films for over 14 years.  Additionally,  Lel Tone got up and shared some of her amazing adventures and insights on what it is like to be a beautiful, powerful women living the dream….

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PNH Guides Alan and Paul with acclaimed surf photographer Tony “Haro” Harrington
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Gallery Keoki Partner, Lynn Gibson with friends

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Kevin Quinn sharing perspective
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Squaw Valley Institute Executive Director Matty Reardon
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Playing “PUPARAZZI ” at Squaw Valley’s Peaks and Paws Festival

This Year’s Peaks and Paws Festival was as fun as ever.  Our four footed friends came out in mass to celebrate yet another amazing sunny summer day in Tahoe.

Smiles, wagging tails and beautiful barks filled the air…bringing out the dog in us all!

I spent the day at there level on all fours being a dog.

Nothing like our beautiful beasts to remind us how to be human.

 

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Elemental Hawaii

A huge thank you to all the friends and family who gathered at Gallery Keoki to celebrate the release of my new body of work, “Elemental Hawaii.”  It was an incredible night of with my Ohana.        You are a beautiful part of this journey… MAHALO

The artistic path to this moment has been an incredibly creative, serendipitous exploration.  It has drawn me with passion all over the globe… only to bring me back home to where it all began.

This is a new beginning… Sparked by new perspective:

In so many ways Hawai’i challenges stereotypes of mountain living,
and my art is defined by a paradigm of Mountain…
Live every moment, boldly explore life, taste, and translate emotion…
 
 
Aloha    Keoki
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Colony- New Image Release Event

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Saturday night was a very exciting event for Keoki and the Gallery Keoki team. In his new image, “Colony,” Keoki stepped into a whole new realm of creation. At first glance this beautiful image of a colony of chin strap … Continue reading

Keoki Flagg unveils a new masterpiece, Colony, Saturday, January 25, 2014 at a special reception at Gallery Keoki in the Village in Squaw Valley.

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Antarctic Spring Break Slideshow Event

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It was a fantastic evening here at Gallery Keoki last night as Keoki shared an inspiring and fun slideshow of his most recent trip to Antarctica with Ice Axe Expeditions. This was his fourth time to the snowy continent and … Continue reading

Shooting the Pros Cycling Around Tahoe

 

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The phone rings and two days later I find myself on the back of  a motorcycle shooting  three world class cyclist who lead the Radio Shack-Trek Pro Race Team.

Luxembourg’s Andy Schlecht, The 2010 Tour de France winner came to the area with his brother Frank and Jens Voigt, their legendary German veteran teammate.  Their mission was to explore Tahoe, train and support two great local causes.  Reno -Tahoe Cycling sponsored the first ever “Ride with the Pros” event last Thursday and Friday and raised funds well needed funds for the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway and the Tour De Nez-vada.   For fan and cycle activist alike, it was a big success.

I have watched the tour de France coverage for the past decade and have always marveled at the incredible POV imagery that daredevil camera men consistently deliver.  I have always imagined that they used special rigging to facilitated their up close perspective necessary to capture these flying cyclist…I was wrong.   These photo teams barrel across the countryside on motorcycles, trying to stay one very close step ahead of the actual racers and their projected path while always being ready for the unexpected road bump that makes the sport so deliciously dynamic and unpredictable.   The drivers navigate a whole host of moving and stationary obstacles at high speeds while the camera men rides blind to the world around them, lost in the focus of their cycling subjects and the pursuit of the perfect shot.

I have experienced this tunnel vision many, many times before.  Just never on an trafficked winding street  from the back of a motorcycle.   After years of hanging out of helicopters, boats, cars with harnesses and dangling ropes or while flying along  on skis I was surprised how new and fun this perspective felt.   For two days, my dear friend and cinematographer, Tom Day and I traded off camera angles, shooting POV off the back of the bike as well as fixed angle on stationary ground strategically gained by leap frogging ahead.    More than once plans shifted,  routes changed , and the timing evolved, we went with the flow.   For both days, we were energized by a large group of  local cyclist fans and friends who came out in force share the road with these great legends.

Neither of us made the shift to riding backwards.   No question that it would have afforded a much more flexible angle on our moving targets…For me, hanging on was the bigger concern.   Instead, when it came time for the one key shot that I had scouted around Emerald Bay,  I settled for a 6 foot pole cam mount to elevate the camera and mounted an ultra wide 14 mm  lens to make sure that I didn’t miss…

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Shooting from the back of the motorcylce with my nikon D800 and a 14mm rectalinear lens mounted to a 6 ft pole

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Team Radio Schack riding up Blackwood Canyon

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Tom Day shooting with Red Camera

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Jumping ahead and scrambling for an elevated fixed camera angle

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Pole Cam angle over Emerald Bay

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Tom Day with Hank Devre

A trip of a lifetime to New York City, Explorers Club Annual Dinner 2013

The commander of the Space station called in to congradulate them

The commander of the Space station called in to congratulate them.

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The theme for this years Annual dinner was Sacred Places.

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What an amazing weekend.  Invited to participate in the 108th Explorers Club Annual Dinner (ECAD) and Celebrations my business partner, Lynn Gibson, and I arrived  at the Waldorf Astoria in black tie and ceremonial dress with a thousand people from around the world on Saturday night.  Both the cocktail hour and post dessert receptions featured exotic menu items ranging from beaver, muskrat, camel,  scorpions, earthworms, and more.  The silent auction offered incredible adventure trips, a ride in zero gravity and a donation of a communicator and phaser donated by Star Trek’s Gene Roddenberry.

During the night many awards were given to amazing adventurers who reflected deeply on the theme of the night, “Sacred Spaces.”  President Alan Nichols proudly announced that this was the very first ECAD to be live streamed as a special call came in from the International Space Station Commander, to congratulate astronauts John Glenn and Chris Carpenter for their President’s Legends Medals.  Next up,  Erden Eruc   received a Citation of Merit for spending 5 years and eleven days circumnavigating the globe in a row boat.  The night closed with James Cameron describing ECAD as the Academy Awards for explorers, sharing his passion about carrying the Explorers Club flag to the deepest depths of our planet’s oceans.  Throughout  the night a kaleidoscope of images was projected onto the grand room’s walls and ceiling showing far away galaxies and disappearing glacial sanctuaries.