Sun Valley centerfolds celebrate
ĎSun Valley Exposedí calendar released
By MEGAN THOMAS
Express Staff Writer
"Hey, calendar girl."
"Thereís the centerfold guy."
No, itís not a Hustler convention, but the
latest Wood River Valley banter over the release of the "Sun Valley Exposed"
A launch party officially kicked off the
valleyís latest calendar for 2005, featuring an array of valley residents in
their birthday suits. The tastefully done calendar benefits the Ketchum-Sun
Valley Historical Society. The proceeds will help the society to preserve the
history and cultural heritage of the Wood River Valley.
"It was such a rush," remarked Millie
Wiggins, creative director of the "Sun Valley Exposed" project.
The excitement continued at the party.
Models, photographers and supporters of the calendar gathered to share their
experiences at Tapestry Gallery and Wine in Ketchum.
"As I was driving up to the shoot I
thought to myself, Iíve been here 33 years, and Iíve never done anything like
this before," Sherry Daech, Ms. July laughed.
The calendar is like nothing done in the
Wiggins headed the efforts supported by
committee members Peter Ripsom, Betty Murphy, Margaret Walker, Audrey Cudahy and
Anita McCann. The team worked over the last year to produce the valleyís first
calendar of nudes.
"I wanted to involve the community as much
as possible," Wiggins explained.
Thatís the true beauty of the calendar.
Each month captures a different segment of the Wood River Valley.
"It wasnít a criteria to look good or
not," Walker joked.
Luckily, the gallery of 75 valley
residents--from architects to mountain bikers--fabulously adorn the months of
2005. The months also vary with ages and mixed gender shots.
"As word of mouth spread, people wanted to
be involved," Ripsom recalled.
Those involved all have a story to share.
At the launch party, the High Country
Riders joked about mounting their horses in the buff in windy 52-degree weather.
A snowshoe model, Rebecca Fuller recalled
the unexpected caravan of construction trucks who drove by her shoot.
Or there was the mountain biking shot. The
naked bikers startled an unexpected rider, who fell off his bike in surprise.
Then there was the weather to contend
with. The ski shot was shot over two days because photographer Hillary Maybery
desired a blue-sky backdrop.
As the stories were exchanged, models
identified themselves by their respective calendar month scribbled to a nametag.
Throughout the evening, the models mingled
and exchanged autographs. "Iím trying to get everybodyís signature," remarked a
Even the professional photographers had
their mug shots taken nude. The photographers all donated their time and skills
to the project.
The 12- by 20-inch wall calendar sells for
$15. Proceeds from sales of the calendar will go to the Ketchum-Sun Valley
The calendar is on sale at numerous retail
outlets in the Wood River Valley, Twin Falls and Boise. It can also be purchased