Images of the Mountain West in Photographs and Poems: Author Book Reading and Signing with Beth and Don Paulson

Images of the Mountain West in Photographs and Poems allows you to capture the spirit, scene and scent of the gorgeous mountain west.


As poet Beth Paulson and photographer Don Paulson put it in the book’s introduction, “By jeep or in hiking boots, we have experienced closeup the grandeur and beauty of these lands. In this book, we offer to others, in our images and words, some of the places and experiences we have been inspired to treasure.”

Images of the Mountain West is a hard-backed book of 111 pages, with a full-color photo on each page and a related poem on the facing one.


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Town of Ridgway
Telluride Foundation
Colorado Creative Industries
Ouray County Community Foundation Fund
Western Colorado Community Foundation
Alpine Bank
Alpenglow Arts Alliance
Ouray County Performing Arts Guild
Tri-State Generation & Transmission
Women's Club of Ouray

A history of community

Established in 1915, the Sherbino has been the heart of Ridgway Colorado, providing a venue for community events ranging from music to poetry. Now in a period of re-birth, the Sherbino continues to standout as the hub of events and community activities in Ridgway and throughout Ouray County. On February 11 2012 the Sherbino incorporated as the Ridgway Chautauqua Society Inc. whose mission is to embody the Chautauqua tradition by producing programs celebrating lifelong learning, the arts, culture and community. Learn more about the Sherbino.

Heart of Ridgway

Sherbino Ridgway Colorado

604 Clinton Street

P.O. Box 236

Ridgway, Colorado 81432


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