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Joni Mitchell was just one of a long list of music legends Henry Diltz had photogaphed.
Photo by Henry Diltz |

Legendary music photographer, Henry Diltz, who co-founded the Morrison Hotel Gallery with Peter Blachley, will be hosting this show on Saturday, Aug. 12, giving a VIP tour of featuring Diltz’s photography and Blachley’s exclusive collection of fine art prints at the Alexander Gallery. On Sunday, Aug. 13, we will honor our veterans with matinees presented by Blachley who is a veteran himself.

The film festival will feature Under the Covers — a rare documentary about Diltz featuring interviews with Jackson Brown, Graham Nash, Ray Manzarek and other luminaries discussing the making of photographs that became their iconic album covers. Also screening is the newly remastered Monterey Pop Festival film by D A Pennebaker — the first concert film ever created about the seminal music concert. Sunday will feature Thank You For Your Service for the veterans benefit, a new documentary and highly acclaimed film about PTSD. Proceeds on Sunday will benefit Image Nation, the non-profit funded by the Nevada County Arts Council to teach veterans photography

The film festival is produced by Blachley, who recently moved to Grass Valley with his wife, and whose long history as a music executive began at Capitol Records when he headed up the music video unit in the ‘70s, when music videos began, working with Duran Duran, Bob Seger, George Thorogood and many others. The presentation of these films will be top notch with a special screening and speaker systems brought to OddFellows for this weekend.



On display at The Alexander Gallery will be fine art photographs featuring Beggars Banquet, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin (with Tom Jones), and Jimi Hendrix. The gallery also worked directly with D.A. Pennebaker to create fine art limited edition photographs taken from the film stills of Monterey Pop as well as special limited edition pop art poster series debuting this year.

For tickets and more information go to https://morrison-hotel-gallery.ticketleap.com/





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