'Paris Icons' Photography Exhibit to Bring City of Light to Life at Mumm Napa

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‘Paris Icons’ Photography Exhibit to Bring City of Light to Life at Mumm Napa®

New Exhibit Opens March 20 - September 26 in Napa Valley

RUTHERFORD, CALIFORNIA (February 9, 2010) – Paris is one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic cities, and the soul of the Paris experience is beautifully captured in the award winning book Paris Icons.  A new exhibit opening March 20 at Mumm Napa’s Fine Art Photography Gallery brings the City of Light to life with the stunning photographs from the Paris Icons book project and the work of award-winning architectural photographer James Scholz.  The exhibit is titled ‘Paris Icons’ and will be open to the public at Mumm Napa winery in Rutherford through September 26.

The Paris Icons exhibit will include more than 50 color photographs that celebrate the beauty of Paris with vibrant images that capture the city’s dazzling lights.  Scholz’s fine art photographs detail the monuments and architecture of Paris in striking images that add dramatic flair and a sense of excitement to the subjects. Paris Icons is a museum-quality, fine art coffee table book that took the publishing industry by storm and won three publishing awards upon its debut in 2009, including Most Outstanding Book of the Year, Gold Medal Most Outstanding Book Design 2009 (Independent Publisher Book Awards).

Award winning author Leslie J. Little and photographer James Scholz will be signing first edition Paris Icons books at the opening reception.  Books and limited edition photographs from the exhibit can also be ordered directly at www.iconimages.us

The Paris Icons exhibit opens with a sparkling wine reception at Mumm Napa on March 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  The reception and exhibit are open to the public. There is no charge to view the exhibit or attend the reception.  Mumm Napa Winery is located at 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford, CA  94573. For additional information on visiting the winery and its exhibits, call 707-967-7700 or access the Mumm Napa website at www.mummnapa.com

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 traditionelle 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. Visitor center and fine art photography gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.
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