Sedalia, Colorado. November 21, 2017. Cherokee Ranch & Castle Foundation (CRCF) today announced a partnership with photographer, nature writer, publisher and conservationist, John Fielder. Mr. Fielder is recognized for his popular Colorado landscape photography, award-winning coffee-table art books and scenic calendars. An original board member of Great Outdoors Colorado, his advocacy to protect open spaces has also been recognized by the prestigious Sierra Club's Ansel Adams Award and by the Aldo Leopold Foundation’s Achievement Award. Mr. Fielder has stated he is excited to return to Cherokee Ranch and happy to help support its land stewardship and non-profit initiatives.
Envisioned as a two-part partnership, Mr. Fielder will first appear on December 14th for a public reception in the intimate setting of the Castle’s great hall featuring a slide-show of his latest book, A Colorado Winter, with beautiful music and Fielder's stories of life on the backcountry ski trail. Just in time for holiday gift giving, he will be signing all books and calendars purchased at the event with a generous percentage donated to CRCF.
Guests will enjoy light refreshments and delight in the splendor of castle tours, panoramic views, and festive holiday decor including the designs of Denver Botanic Gardens. A Reception with John Fielder begins at 5:30pm with a reception of light refreshments, cash bar, book and calendar sales and book-signing by Mr. Fielder. Docent-Led castle tours will be offered at 5:45pm & 6:15pm with Mr. Fielder’s presentation, A Colorado Winter, commencing at 7:00pm. Tickets may be purchased for $35 per person, online at http://cherokeeranch.tunestub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=271565.
In early May of 2018, Mr. Fielder will return for the second part of the partnership, to lead one of his hugely popular, limited-availability photography workshops at Cherokee Ranch. Workshop details will be made available at the Reception with John Fielder on December 14th.
CRCF is a 501(c)3 non-profit science, cultural arts and ranching institution established by Mildred Montague Genevieve (Tweet) Kimball in 1996 to preserve the cultural heritage of early homesteads and her home, a Scottish-style Castle built by Burnham Hoyt in 1926. On the National Register for Historic Places since 1994 the entire district is protected by a conservation easement in perpetuity. Cherokee Castle serves as a performance venue and a house museum of extensive fine art and antiques
and the land is a wildlife sanctuary.