The gallery shows I have been in have mainly consisted of me (and other artists) bringing in our works of art already matted and framed and the art is then hung on walls. That's all well and good! But right now I am working on a show called "The Enchanted Forest" that is going to be atypical to say the least. And I'm very excited about it!
For starters, Mary Dill is working on creating a giant tree that will be installed in the center of the gallery. This will not be a realistic tree in terms of its bark or leaves, but will have the recognizable shape of a tree. Surprises will be hidden in various nooks and crannies of this tree. Tree-themed jewelry, crafted by Kate Stockman, will be used to adorn the tree. And a few fanciful creatures you'd not see in real life will be clustered at its base. If you take the time to look you'll see a water wheel and millpond.
There will be plenty of my true-to-life photos of trees on the wall, as well as some of Carol Pearce Bjorlie's tree poems. Hope Rodearmar’s “fairy chairs” are sure to enchant! Art Sauder’s wood carvings, Sarah Jane Oiler’s wire-wrapped art and Eva McCray’s pottery will enhance the entire experience.
The opening for this show is Friday, August 3, from 6 - 8pm and will run until August 30. The address is: 373 Harmon Field Rd. in Tryon, North Carolina. I hope to see you in this 'enchanted forest.'
Ruthie photographs trees because she loves them.
1 - 3pm
A Walk in the Woods
423 N. Main St.
Photographer and editor Ruthie Rosauer will be on hand to autograph copies of her book, THESE TREES. The book, a compilation of 140 trees photos paired with poems, has been described as "A gorgeous book, a heart-opening photo collection."