You are invited to slow down and explore the wonderment of ‘The Life of Trees Among Us’. The largest living organisms that most of us will encounter are trees. Yet, we walk amongst these behemoths ignoring their existence and when we do marvel at them, we often assign anthropomorphic qualities or form. Trees are more like us than different and we have much to learn from them. This exhibition is intended to reconnect us to the environment in a passive manner which provides a subject that is easily seen every day to remind us of our responsibility. At its foundation, this show is a fanciful photographic story intended to allow exploration of the inconceivable vastness of our being both distant and near, large and small, physical and metaphysical.
This special exhibit is a collaboration of media including photography by George H. Wood, wood furniture craft by Larry Bray, and handmade paper by Hiromi Niyodo Kozo. Dr. Bruce Frazier, Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Commercial and Electronic Music, retired 2018, is also writing music expressly for the exhibit’s opening reception.
The show will feature six large images printed on handmade paper accompanied by handmade furniture. The intention is to provide multiple avenues for interaction with the theme of the event while providing a mental oasis where one can safely explore and reflect on our relationship with the incredible world in which we live.
Join us for an opening reception on Friday, April 5 from 6pm-8pm. There will be hors’ d'oeuvres, libations, and live music by Dr. Bruce Frazier, Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Commercial and Electronic Music, retired 2018. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet the talented artists featured in this show at the reception.
The First Friday opening reception is free and open to the public.
The show will be on display April 5-30, 2019 in DCAC's vault. This show is available for travel when it leaves Dare County Arts Council.
This exhibit is curated by photographer George H. Wood, whose artistic philosophy is to present ‘stories illuminated.’ He says the overarching theme of ‘The Life of Trees Among Us’ is to amplify basic truths and evoke compassionate understanding of nature and our fellow beings.
For more information, please visit DareArts.org or call 252 473 5558.