Aug. 29--WARREN -- A monthlong wilderness photography show opens in Warren Saturday as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act, which established the nation's Wilderness Preservation System. The show honors the late Howard Zahniser, a Tionesta resident who was the executive director of the Wilderness Society and a primary author of the 1964 Wilderness Act.
The opening reception for the show, "Wilderness at 50: Photographic Reflections on the Legacy of Tionesta Visionary Howard Zahniser," will be held at 2 p.m. in the Crary Art Gallery, 511 Market St. The event is free and open to the public.
The exhibit includes a wide array of photographs from throughout the U.S. National Wilderness Preservation System by renowned photographers, including Clyde Butcher, David Muench and Robert Glenn Ketchum. Two designated Wilderness Areas in the Allegheny National Forest are featured in the show, the Allegheny Islands and Hickory Creek.
Parking is available on the street and at the Warren County Courthouse lot, one block south of the gallery. The show is hosted by the Friends of Allegheny Wilderness and the Crary Art Gallery.
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