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Blue Marble Exhibit, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto


I am honored to be included in a group show with six other local artists entitled “The Blue Marble: Art for the Environment” at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, CA.

Astronauts from the Apollo missions recorded for the first time the beauty of the earth from a new perspective: space. Galen Rowell and others consider “Earthrise”, photographed by astronaut William Anders on December 24, 1968 from the lunar orbit, to be “the most influential environmental photograph ever taken”. Last year, on the 50th anniversary of the photograph, Anders mused “We set out to explore the moon and instead discovered the Earth.”

Honoring this point in time, the show references the name given to these famous NASA images. It seeks to find those rays of light through the power of art, telling stories of progress and hope, and celebrating the unique beauty of the planet we all call home, with the goal of encouraging our community to take a more active participation towards solving local issues.

The exhibit runs September 6 – 25, 2019, at the Pacific Art League, 668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301 (650) 321-3891. The gallery is open Monday-Friday 9AM to 5PM and admission is free. There will be an opening reception Friday, September 6 (5:30-8pm) and I hope to meet many of you there.


  1. Dan Quinn says:

    Good to see you at Blue Marble in PA. When you get around to the Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument on the coast north of Santa Cruz CA, this info might help: https://capturethelight.zenfolio.com/santacruzredwoods I took photos there to help the push to get it declared a monument — one of the last from Obama. I would love to talk with you re how to photograph there, maybe even tag along a bit?? Get well soon!

    • QT Luong says:

      Hi Dan, good of you to help with that effort! I’d love to visit one day. My understanding is that there is no “Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument” per se, but rather it is a land extension of the California Coastal National Monument. Interesting fact: although the original California Coastal National Monument was 840 miles long (yes, you read it right), the addition of the 9 square miles of Cotoni Coast Dairies more than tripled the monument’s area, so certainly a significant addition.

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