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?
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.
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
Jeff Brunings, Lynn Gibson, Keoki Flagg, Tasmine Poole, Pete Pilcic and Craig Hammond
Keoki with, Mom and Dad, sister Dawn and Sister in-law Wina
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.
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
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.
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.
Kevin and Jessica Quinn celebrating at Gallery Keoki
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….
PNH Guides Alan and Paul with acclaimed surf photographer Tony “Haro” Harrington
Gallery Keoki Partner, Lynn Gibson with friends
Kevin Quinn sharing perspective
Squaw Valley Institute Executive Director Matty Reardon
Lel Tone speaks to a captive audience
Keoki With Family
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…
We are very excited for this year’s fundraiser for the Squaw Valley Avalanche Rescue Dog and Education Fund. Join us at the gallery on Saturday, February 22nd at 6:00pm to meet these amazing dogs! We will raffle a “paw”tographed patrol dog image as well as other prizes.
We are very excited to start off the Olympic’s celebration (and the fresh snow in Squaw Valley) with a special screening event of the film CAN DO: The Legacy of Jimmy Huga, one of the first of two Americans to win a metal in Skiing at the Olympics. The film pays tribute to Jimmie’s pioneering vision to help people live better with MS. We will be sharing the evening with local Olympians Tamara McKinney, Daron Rahlves and life long Squaw buddy Wayne Poulsen.
Please brave the storm and join us for this exciting event! Saturday, February 8th, 6:00-7:30pm. Celebration reception immediately following at Uncorked- the village at Squaw Valley. Please RSVP. Space limited.
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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 →
The Adventure Risk Challenge (ARC) changes lives. It is an incredible leadership and literacy program that makes a difference! Every summer, 10 young adults are exposed for 40 days to a range of natural environments & wilderness experiences designed to inspire the confidence needed to envision & accomplish critical life goals.
This is the second year, that I have had the opportunity to participate in this Cal Berkley sponsored program and I am hooked. Experiencing first hand the transformation of these sparked youths as they face their fears and become empowered is awesome. From my first visit to the home base at Sage Hen north of Truckee, I was struck by the power and beauty of the land. It was there that I met Jose’. With a heart of gold and an openness that touched me deep, he inspired me.
Ten days later, after a five day backpack trip into the High Sierra, including a 24hr solo introspective journey, they descended into Squaw and paid us a visit at the gallery. It had only been a short time since I had seen them last, but the transformation I heard in their voices and saw in their body language was unmistakable. They were happy and tired from their immersion in our backyard. They were covered in a beautiful soft layer of dust and had big smiles with eyes sparkling bright. As I showed them around the gallery, sharing stories about faraway lands they engaged me with a slew of probing questions that made the entire Gallery team smile. An air of Inspiration, openness and hope filled our creative space and reminded us all how lucky we are live a life of daily passion… Living in the moment, being adventurous, taking chances to be all you can be is everyone’s true calling.
Last night, we met up again, this time at the gracious Cedar House in Truckee for ARC’s 10th annual Voices of Youth. The room was filled by our beautiful mountain tribe. One by one each of the ten students got up, exposed themselves and shared their personal stories of challenge and hope. Each and everyone spoke their truths and touched us all deeply. When they were done it was my turn. I looked out at these amazing kids and was filled with love and hope. I shared my perspective, my own path of Adventure, Risk and Challenge and the unexpected journey that lead me to the PUSH to the south pole. How Grant and Shawns Korgan’s Love trumped the most incredible physical feat I had ever seen and how the experience had transformed me…Learning first hand how unrelenting focus and positivity can make anything possible.
Thank You ARC.
From my humble perspective, your team of dedicated souls makes all the difference.