Ogden Outdoor Adventure Show 211 - Summit Powder Mountain Arts

Mirror Gallery at Summit Powder Mountain

Thanks to Summit Art Director, Marshall Birnbaum, we explored Powder's new MTB and hiking trail, and were introduced to Summit Powder Mountain's vision and contribution to the arts. Marshall has introduced an Artist In Residence program on the Mountain, as well as Summit's first vertical structure.

The experimental Mirror Gallery resting on top of Powder Mountain, portrays Summit's development philosophies through the arts. The gallery is open to the public, and also to the elements, as fresh snow found it's way inside the exposed structure. Grounding the space is Aithan Shapira's solo show 'FOUNDATION.' Shapira's work will remain on display through Oct. 4th.

Marshall Birnbaum - Summit Powder Mountain Art Director

Photographer, Explorer, and Story Teller, Daniel Fox, arrived at Powder just hours before our visit, and joined us on our hike. Daniel described during our podcast how the corporate world was like selling his soul, motivating him to chase his innate exploration of nature. Daniel is the first to tell you, pursuing your dreams is a long, hard journey with a high failure rate, but after 6 years developing the Wild Image Project, Daniel has positioned himself as a desired artist and well respected wildlife photographer.

Daniel is spending two weeks in the Powder Mountain backcountry seeking answers to the questions,"If a mountain could speak, what would it say? If its trees could show you what they know, what would it look like? If the animals could share their stories, what would you listen too?"

We thoroughly enjoyed our morning of exploration, inspiration, and conversation about the arts and how connecting with nature plays such a vital role to the human condition.

Daniel Fox - Photographer, Storyteller, Explorer, and Producer of The Wild Image Project

Left: Todd to the Top. Right: Marshall Birnbaum. Pre-podcast hike.


“Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.” - Ray Bradbury (Quote was found on Daniel Fox's blog.)

View from the Mirror Gallery.

Thank you to Marshall Birnbaum and Summit Powder Mountain for hosting today’s 211th Episode of the Ogden Outdoor Adventure Show! Look for us on Facebook, Instagram, iTunes, & thebanyancollective.com, and our new app for Android & iPhones available from our About Page on thebanyancollective.com.

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Hike views.

Valley views.

On Mountain Mirror Gallery.

Podcasting from the Top of a Mountain!

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