February 1, 2018

The Annapurna Circuit:
A Trail Through the Heavens
Photography by Jonathan Wheeler

The Framemaker proudly presents photography by Jonathan Wheeler. This exhibit entitled, “The Annapurna Circuit: A Trail Through the Heavens,” is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on Feb. 1, 2018. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of February during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Jonathan Wheeler is an artist from Clarksville, Tenn., who focuses on documentary aspects of photography. Wheeler graduated from Austin Peay State University in the winter of 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in English Literature and a minor in Photography. A little while afterward, he moved to South Korea to teach English. There, Wheeler found his passion for traveling and experiencing what the world can offer. He is currently on his way to work another contract in South Korea.

Wheeler states, “The Annapurna circuit is a trail that loops from the village of Besisahar in Nepal and ultimately ends, for most people, in a town called Pokhara. Hiking the trail can take anywhere from 13 to 20 days. The most important factor to keep in mind is acclimation during the trek up. Failure to acclimate can be a fatal mistake and requires some planning, but with all risks and dangers aside, this is one of the most rewarding and tranquil hikes a person can make.”

He continues, “This series is a chance for my viewers to see the sights and experiences I was so blessed to have. There is nothing more rewarding and fulfilling than being up in the clouds, and to personally witness a view of the heavens.”