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August Club 2023 Meeting

  • 08/29/2023
  • 7:00 PM
  • J. L. Goins Administration Building on the Hardin Valley campus of Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville TN


  • Everyone is welcome at our meetings. Registration is not required, but visitors are encouraged to register so we can be prepared to welcome you.

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Chris Rowher will be our presenter as we begin meeting at Pellissippi State Community College. We will be in the J.L. Goins Administration Building in Room 150A. This is the cafeteria annex room which is off the cafeteria.  For directions to the Goins Building visit this link and enter your location.

This is our first meeting back at Pellissippi State in several years. It is important that we have a good attendance as we make the transition back to Pellissippi State. 
It is important that you register for this meeting to have an estimate of those attending so the room can be arranged appropriately for the meeting.  The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. but you are invite to arrive early, around 6:30 p.m. and socialize with other members.

India, Ghost Cats and Culture is the topic of Chris’s presentation. 

In April, Chris traveled to the high Himalaya Mountains of northern India in search of the rare and elusive Snow Leopard. It was an amazing journey packed with cultural experiences as exciting as the search for snow leopards. Chris will share lots of images of the adventure, beautiful scenery and some of my travel photography ideas.

Some of you may remember Chris's entry in 2021.  Chris did a great job with this image. Check it out here.   

Did they find the “Ghost Cat of the Mountains?” Come to the program to find out and see Chris’s images from his trip. You can see a few of his images in this month's  newsletter.

Chris Rohwer, Artist Bio

Photography is one more excuse for me to be outside. Whether traveling the world or in my own back yard, I look to capture interesting subjects with light, lines or action to give the viewer a sense of what I see and feel. Owning a camera dates to my college days but photography only became a serious effort within the last few years.

Raised by adventuresome parents, my many escapades include hitchhiking through Europe, trekking in Nepal and rafting the Grand Canyon. Together, with my wife

and best friend Robin, we are traveling this great land and beyond though sometimes she leaves the “adventure” parts for me alone.

Adding a camera to my experiences has given me a new perspective of the places we visit. With nearly everything in the world being photographed, my goal is to find another way of seeing things and then photographing them differently. Sometimes it works.

Professionally my career was in finance with the last 25 years at Home Federal Bank as a commercial banker. Retiring in 2021, I work hard to stay active and on the move.

Robin is now a full-time artist, and we share a small studio and gallery at 418 South Gay Street where we meet the nicest people and share our craft. We have two beautiful daughters and now two wonderful grandsons.


Contacts:     Jerry Whaley, President       Julie Glibbery, Membership Manager       General Information

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