Poemscapes is a term I use to describe the fusion of photographs with the words in a poem. Basically it is like an old-fashioned slide show where the pictures change with the words of the poem being read aloud. I made the first Poemscapes program about three years ago with Carol Pearce Bjorlie, the poet and cellist.
Carol joined me again yesterday to play a few selections on the cello and to read her poems from the book, THESE TREES. Kate Stockman also joined us and read her poem, "Crone Oak," along with Annelinda Metzner's poem, "Redbud." I had made Poemscapes of "A Walk in the Woods" by Diane Egge, "Entering the Forest" by Carol V. Davis and "My True Loves" by Marilyn Sequoia.
The Kaplan auditorium in the Hendersonville Library, where the event was held, was nearly full. Afterwards several people made suggestions for additional places I should visit to see trees. These suggestions are: Dolly Sod in West Virginia, Arcadia National Park in Maine, Chesapeake Arboretum in Virginia and three people suggested Joyce Kilmer Forest in North Carolina. I love having suggestions of more trees to visit! So I appreciate the suggestions. And if YOU have any suggestions of good places to meet trees I'd love to hear about them too.
Ruthie photographs trees because she loves them.
March 3 - April 7, 2018
Tryon Painters and Sculptors -- 78 N. Trade St. Tryon, NC 28782
Gallery show of Ruthie Rosauer's tree photography
March 16 - April 14, 2018
Burke County Arts Council -- 115 E. Meeting Street, Morganton, NC
Opening and book signing March 16 from 5 - 7pm
Photos from "These Trees" on display through April 14
March 20, 2018
6:00 - 7:30pm
"For the Love of Trees: How to Create a Garden in the shade"
Sponsored by the Hendersonville, NC tree board. Ruthie will speak about the beauty of trees and a garden architect will speak about creating shade gardens.
March 24, 2018
Noon - 3:00
Book signing of "These Trees" at A Walk in the Woods (423. N. Main St. Hendersonville, NC)
March 31, 2018
Noon - 3pm
Book signing of "These Trees" at Mountain Made Gallery in the Grove Arcade, Asheville, NC
April 4, 2018
2: 00 - 3:15pm
Poemscapes -- These Trees (slides and poetry, Ruthie will be joined by Kate Stockman and Annelinde Metzner, poets, reading their poetry)
95 Upper Red Oak Trail
April 6 - 20 2018
5:00 - 7:00 pm April 6
Gallery opening of
art appearing on Artscape Banners in downtown Hendersonville, NC.
Ruthie's photo is one of 40 selected. Show runs through
419 N. Main St.
April 16 - June 25
Solo show of tree photographs at
301 N. Washington St.
August 3 - August 29, 2018
Tryon School of Arts and Crafts -- 373 Harmon Field Rd. Tryon, NC
August 7, 2018
Noon - 1pm "First Tuesday"
speaker "For Love of Trees."
Ruthie will present an audiovisual show of photos, music, poems and anecdotes relating to trees.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
6500 S. New Hope Rd.
August 22 from 2 - 3
Poemscapes: These Trees
Fusion of tree photographs with poems about trees. Photographer Ruthie Rosauer will share stories about some of her favorite trees.
301 N. Washington St.
November 16 - 18
"Tis the Season"
Holiday Fair at
David Event Center
761 New Boyleston Highway