Glass Growers Gallery Branches Out
Trees top subject in new exhibit benefiting LEAF
SATURDAY, MARCH 20
Glass Growers Gallery recently turned over a new leaf with a change in ownership; meanwhile, the Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park (that's LEAF in all caps) is seeking to turn Northwestern Pennsylvania soil with its ongoing ReLeaf tree-planting initiative. Given how readily art and nature cross-pollinate, the grounds for collaboration were fertile.
Glass Growers' Branching Out exhibit will feature the work of six local artists, with trees standing in as the top subject. Ten percent of all sales proceeds will go toward ReLeaf, an expansive effort with the ultimate goal of a new tree planted for every citizen in Erie County — that's about 275,000 trees, or a decent-sized forest.
Those who buy something on opening day (Saturday, March 20) can get their grove on immediately in the form of a complimentary sapling from the LEAF nursery. The public is welcome to stop in anytime to browse during regular gallery hours thereafter, following all the COVID protocols we've grown to love over the past year (oh the mah-agony!)
Featured artists include:
Laura Gooley: Dreamlike photography and rustic jewelry
Hiromi Katayama: Nature paintings in a traditional Japanese style
Jason Floyd Lewis: Landscape paintings exploring the shape and form of trees
Eddie Mitchell: Realistic scenes playing with shade and light
Dennis Revitzky: More illustrative, storybook-like approach with trees occupying role as central character
Greg Zbach: Foliage photos with striking color and detail
The exhibit continues through Tuesday, May 4, with the gallery open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Get into the thicket of it while tree pollen season (and supplies) last.
Matt Swanseger can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org