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Mumm Napa®’s Fine Art Photography Gallery to Host Exhibition of Autobiographical Photographs Taken by Legendary Singer-Songwriter Graham Nash

Over 50 photographs by legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash will be on display in a new exhibition at the Fine Art Photography Gallery at Mumm Napa in Rutherford. Titled My Life Through My Lens, Photographs by Graham Nash, the exhibit runs now through January 31, 2015 at the winery’s Fine Art Photography Gallery.

In addition to his prodigious talent for music, Graham Nash is also an internationally renowned photographer, collector, and digital imaging pioneer. My Life through My Lens was curated specifically for the Fine Art Photography Gallery at Mumm Napa by Theron Kabrich of the San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAE). This collection of over 50 images beautifully illustrates that Nash’s celebrated talent as a compelling storyteller seamlessly carries over into his photography. With autobiographical intimacy, and as only Graham Nash could have photographed them, the exhibition includes artfully crafted pictures of friends such as David Crosby, Jerry Garcia, and Johnny Cash who have been part of his long and influential career.

Inspired by his father, Nash began taking pictures at the age of 11. Prompted by his friend Joni Mitchell, with whom he once lived and who was the inspiration for his song Our House, Nash began to exhibit his photographs in 1990. Since then his work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world, including at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Eastman House, and the Butler Museum of American Art. His company Nash Editions’ original IRIS 3047 digital printer and one of its first published works—Nash’s 1969 portrait of David Crosby— is now housed in the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in recognition of his revolutionary accomplishments in the fine arts and digital printing world.

A VIP opening night artist reception with Graham Nash will be held Thursday, September 18, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $55 and include sparkling wine, light hors d’oeuvres, and an autographed paperback copy of Graham Nash’s book Wild Tales. Please call 707.967.7775 to purchase tickets.

Visitor center and gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Additionally, the winery and gallery’s Summer Hours are Fridays - Sundays from 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. through October. There is no charge to view My Life Through My Lens. Mumm Napa is located at 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford, CA 94573. All photography in the exhibit is represented by SFAE.

Mumm Napa is one of California’s top sparkling wine producers and one of the most popular destinations for wine country visitors. For more than 20 years, Mumm Napa sparkling wines have set the standard for California méthode traditionnelle sparkling wine, emphasizing the exceptional qualities of Napa Valley fruit along with the unique casual elegance of the Napa Valley lifestyle. The winery and visitor center are located in Rutherford along the Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley and are open daily for tours, tastings and private events.

For additional information, please visit www.mummnapa.com.

About Pernod Ricard USA®

Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., and the largest subsidiary of Paris, France-based Pernod Ricard SA, which employs a workforce of nearly 19,000 people worldwide and is listed on the NYSE Euronext exchange (Ticker: RI).

The company’s leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as Absolut® Vodka, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, Plymouth™ Gin, Seagram’s Extra Dry Gin®, Martell® Cognac, Hiram Walker® Liqueurs, Pernod®, Ricard® and Avión™ Tequila (through a joint venture with Tequila Avión); such superior wines as Jacob's Creek®, Kenwood® Vineyards and Brancott Estate®; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouët® Champagne, G.H. Mumm™ Champagne and Mumm Napa® sparkling wines.

Pernod Ricard USA is based in New York, New York, and has roughly 850 employees across the country. Pernod Ricard USA urges all adults to consume its products responsibly and has an active campaign to promote responsible drinking. For more information on this, please visit: www.acceptresponsibility.org.

About San Francisco Art Exchange LLC

Founded in 1983, San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAE) are pioneers and premiere purveyors of important fine art and photographs of pop iconography including imagery of rock music and jazz, Hollywood, civil rights, sports, historical events and personalities. Important sales have included the original artwork and photographs used to create the album covers of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”, the Cars’ “Candy-O”, the Beatles’ “Abbey Road”, John Lennon's "Imagine", Black Sabbath’s “Never Say Die”, Led Zeppelin’s “In Through the Out Door” and many others. They represent the work of over 200 artists and personalities that include Jim Marshall, Ronnie Wood, Storm Thorgerson, Roger Dean, Graham Nash, Alberto Vargas. Stanley Mouse, Ethan Russell, Ringo Starr, Pattie Boyd, Tim Page, and Joel Brodsky have hosted performances at their gallery by musicians such as visionary Brian Wilson and his band as well as speakers including civil rights legend, Clarence Jones. The gallery is located in Union Square at 458 Geary Street between Mason and Taylor, and online at www.sfae.com. Gallery Hours: Mon - Sat 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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