When Jeff Mitchum Gallery opens its doors on April 2, visitors to Bellagio will be able to experience a virtual tour of the world through the renowned nature photographer’s vivid and awe-inspiring images.
The new gallery, Mitchum’s first in Las Vegas, will feature an eclectic collection of the fine art photographer’s most treasured images taken during his travels around the world. Nine of the limited-edition prints on display come from Mitchum’s “Israel Collection,” which showcases the stunning natural beauty of Israel’s dramatic landscapes, which he shot over a twenty four-year period.
“Israel is this amazing, beautiful place. It’s more than just a world heritage site – it’s a world heritage nation,” said Mitchum. “I was looking for my version of Ansel Adams’ Yosemite, but it wasn’t until I was shooting Israel for National Geographic that I realized it found me. I saw an opportunity to create fine art out of war.”
Mitchum’s passion extends to the conservation of our natural resources, which is evident in his unique line of eco-furniture designs also available at his new gallery. The collection features sustainable, artistic and comfortable pieces handcrafted from infertile palm trees harvested from abandoned plantations, whose clearing makes way for critically needed food crops.
Mitchum’s personal influences also will be an integral part of this one-of-a-kind gallery. On display are such artifacts as one of Sierra Club founder John Muir’s original manuscripts, as well as a pair of desert hiking boots that belonged to Ansel Adams, accompanied by a personal letter from Adams’ daughter.
Located in Bellagio’s Pool Promenade, Jeff Mitchum Gallery will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit jeffmitchum.com or call (800) 763-3074.
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