Eastern Sierra Certified Farmers’ Market: Bishop Farmers’ Market

Eastern Sierra Certified Farmers’ Market – Bishop Farmers’ Market

Bishop Farmers’ Market is open Saturday, October 15 from 9:00 a.m. to noon and is located westerly of Hwy 395 on Church Street, directly behind City Hall.

Don’t forget to sign up for the free drawing for a basket of produce and other goodies donated by the farmers and others in appreciation of the communities support.

Bishop Farmers’ Market is always looking for new farmers/gardeners. Contact Sue at (760) 937-6768. To become a vendor, artist, or entertainer adjacent to the market contact Karey Poole at Bishop City Hall, Lynn Cooper with Inyo Council for the Arts, or Sue at (760) 937-6768.

County of Inyo: Last Day to Register - Mon., Oct. 24

Kammi Foote, Inyo County Clerk, announces that Monday, October 24, 2016 is the last day to register to vote for the November 8 Presidential General Election.

Paper applications are available at the Elections Office, post offices, public libraries, and the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Voters may also choose to register online at RegisterToVote.ca.gov. Voters can find their polling place, view copies of their Sample Ballot booklet or track the status of the Vote-by- Mail ballot on-line on the Elections Department website at elections.inyocounty.us

If you have any questions regarding voting in this election you are encouraged to contact the Election Department at: 760-878- 0224 or kfoote@inyocounty.us

LADWP: Owens Lake Trails Architectural Elements Win Award of Excellence

Owens Lake Trails Architectural Elements Win Award of Excellence

LOS ANGELES — The Architectural Elements on Owens Lake, part of the Owens Lake Trails Project, were honored with the Award of Excellence at the 2016 Quality of Life Awards of the Southern California Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Thursday.

Each year, the Award of Excellence is given to the one project which, “represents an outstanding advancement in leadership, contribution, understanding, and/or achievement in the field of landscape architecture and that improves the quality of life in Southern California and beyond.” In addition to the prestigious Award of Excellence, the Owens Lake Architectural Elements, designed by NUVIS Landscape Architecture and owned by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), also received an Honor Award in the Landscape Art design category from a pool of 92 submissions.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to see this valuable community project receive such esteemed recognition,” Nelson O. Mejia LADWP’s Owens Lake Project Manager said. “The landscape architect honored the lake’s past as it worked to shape the space’s future, creating an art piece that is in harmony with the surrounding view shed while providing an important habitat benefit to the lake’s visiting migratory bird species. By working with the local community, tribal leaders, and state and local offices, the Owens Lake Trails and Architectural Elements are an exceptional example of what can be created through strategic collaboration.”

The Owens Lake Trails consist of three trailheads that provide the Eastern Sierra region with a new wildlife viewing destination as well as education about LADWP’s dust emission mitigation efforts. The trails have attracted new tourism to the area, improving local business, creating recreation opportunities, and increasing public dialog on water conservation.

Owens Lake Architectural Elements are located on a 700 acre parcel within one of the Owens Lake Trailheads, the Plaza Trailhead, began with State Agencies’ and LADWP’s commitment to meet the following goals: provide public access and hiking trails, create bird and mammal habitat, and preserve cultural resources while still meeting the dust emission controls. NUVIS Landscape Architecture, adhering to the approved dust mitigation palette (shallow flood, gravel cover, and managed vegetation where soil conditions allow), designed a solution which evolved into Architectural Elements named the Whitecaps. The Whitecaps are large land forms in four size variations that provide topographic variation for both plant and animal diversity. Although the project did not start out as an art commission, the design developed into a composition of simple materials and forms inspired by the Owens Valley.

“Imagine Owens lake before the water was diverted to serve the people of Los Angeles,” said Perry Cardoza, the landscape architect who designed the Owens Lake Architectural Elements. “It was a large body of water in a vast valley with 80 mile per hour winds blowing across its surface. Old photographs show the lake having the appearance of a small sea filled with whitecaps during its windy season. Our team, in collaboration with LADWP’s biologists, designed a monument to the lake’s past which solves the challenge of providing habitat for shorebirds, small mammals, and invertebrates, while meeting the strict dust control requirements.”

The American Society Landscape Architects is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters and 72 student chapters. The Quality of Life Design Awards celebrate innovative design solutions, as well as stewardship of the land exhibited by firms and individuals who have made a positive impact on our evolving human and natural landscape.

Indigogo: End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock


From acclaimed documentary filmmaker Shannon Kring comes END OF THE LINE, the incredible story of a group of indigenous women willing to risk their lives to stop the Dakota Access oil pipeline construction that desecrated their ancient burial and prayer sites and threatens their land, water, and very existence. BUT THERE WAS ANOTHER PROPHECY: THE WOMEN, AS THE GUARDIANS OF THE WATERS AND PROTECTORS OF ALL LIFE, WOULD RISE.

They are the brave survivors. Among them, the descendant of the female warrior who fought the U.S. Cavalry alongside Sitting Bull. The great-grandmother who was fired upon at Wounded Knee in 1973. The lifelong activist who became a part of the system in order to defeat it. They are the daughters and granddaughters of brave survivors. People who escaped genocide, only to be robbed of their lands and herded onto reservations. Children who were taken from their families and placed in non-Native boarding schools and foster homes where they suffered further abuse.

Today, these women tell their own tragic stories. Stories ranging from forced sterilization to substandard medical care. Yet somehow the spirit of these women has not been broken. The women of Standing Rock vow to protect Mother Earth and all her inhabitants. It is their responsibility to the ancestors and to the seven generations to come. This is their last stand.

Thank you to Tony Redhouse for the use of his song "Release". tonyredhouse.net
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An exhibition of new work by JOE PROFITA

October 15th, 2016 through January 14th, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 15th, from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Project Room at Independent Project Press is pleased to present its second solo exhibition of alternative process photographic prints by Bishop photographer Joe Profita. Many locals already know Joe from his years of teaching chemistry at Bishop High School. Joe retired from teaching a few years ago, but he has definitely not retired from practicing chemistry! Joe continues to work producing enigmatic photographic images, created from the mysterious alchemy of such substances as solutions of platinum, palladium, and iron salts, sodium carbonate and tannic acid.

Joe Profita's careful hands-on processing and deliberate experimentation combine over time to yield surprising, arresting images of stunning presence, and a timeless quality of light. Images in this exhibition range from panoramic landscapes to poetic architectural studies, to an interpretive reprinting of one his grandfather's original film negatives from time served in Europe during the first World War.

In order to produce these images, Joe continues to experiment with finding and creating his own cameras, papers and chemistry. Joe has mastered a range of old school printing techniques, or as he puts it, "very old school." These techniques involve creating film negatives using a restored 1950's folding camera, one of his several view cameras, or hand-built pinhole or slit cameras. Though Joe does continue to produce silver prints using purchased paper and chemistry, he has become enamored with processes harkening back to the early days of photography: platinum-palladium prints, cyanotypes and even the little-known method of creating very altered and distressed prints known as mordançage. As Joe puts it, these image-making processes resonate with a time when everything was “made from scratch”. For further information on Joe’s photographic work please see his website at www.joeprofita.com.

Joe Profita and The Project Room will be donating 30% of all sales of his work from this exhibition to the Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT). Eastern Sierra Land Trust has been working since 2001 to permanently conserve wild and working Eastern Sierra lands for humans and wildlife alike - for today and for generations to come. Through conservation partnerships with willing landowners, ESLT has protected nearly 10,500 acres of wildlife habitat, scenic marvels, and agricultural resources found nowhere else. Through community programs and events, ESLT connects people of all ages with nature - cultivating a lasting appreciation for our region. For more information on ESLT please see www.eslt.org.

Joe Profita's Exhibition will be on view from Saturday, October 15th, 2016 through Saturday, January 14th, 2017.

Please join us for our opening reception for the artist from 5 PM - 8 PM on Saturday, October 15th. All of the original photographs on view will be available for purchase.

The Project Room will also be offering copies of Joe Profita's hand-made photographic accordion-fold books. Gallery hours are from 11 AM - 3 PM on Saturdays, and by appointment during the week.

The Project Room at Independent Project Press
​ Curated by Bruce & Karen Licher, The Project Room hosts periodic exhibitions of artwork, photography, and installations reflecting the diverse creative talents to be found in the Eastern Sierras.
Where: 186-A Willow Street, just one block east of Main Street, in downtown Bishop.
Questions/Appointment: 760.873.3600 or bruce@independentprojectpress.com. 

Best of Inyo - Best Mexican Food: La Casita

La Casita recognized as Best of Inyo!

Gloria Laughon and Family's
La Casita
Mexican Food Restaurant and Cantina

  • Happy Hour: 3pm-6pm
  • Daily Food Specials

Hours: Daily 11:30am - 9pm
Where: 175 S. Main St., Bishop, CA
Contact: 760-873-4828

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