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WHAT IT IS ABOUT TREES? at the El Camino Collage Art Gallery curated by Susanna Meiers

Reception: Wednesday, February 26, 7 - 9 p.m. Artists’ talk: Tuesday, March 3 at 1 p.m.

The El Camino College Art Gallery will present the work of 41 artists in an extraordinary exhibition in response to trees. “What is it About Trees?” runs Feb. 18-March 12, with a reception set for 7-9 p.m. Feb. 26 and a talk with the artists at 1 p.m. March 3.

This exhibition contains images in a broad range of media, including photography, drawing, sculpture, painting, printmaking, digital media, collage and jewelry. Mixed-media installation, and performance/video are also part of the exhibit that deals with the weighty nature of trees, as objects of beauty, as philosophical symbols, and as an essential aspect of life on Earth.

Trees are among the oldest continuously living life forms on the planet, with more than 60,000 species recorded around the globe. Not only are trees intertwined with physical life on Earth, they seem to be profoundly rooted in the human psyche as well.

“What is it About Trees?” is curated by Susanna Meiers and features works by Kim Abeles, Adrian Amjadi, Marthe Aponte, Angela Aylward, Mariona Barkus, Phoebe Barnum, Randall Bloomberg, Gail Brown, Garrett M. Brown, Lorraine Bubar, Curt Caldwell, Art Constancio, Ray Carofano, Joyce Dallal, Raoul De la Sota, L. Aviva Diamond, Jeanne Dunn, Susan Einstein, Kathi Flood, Roger Fuentes, Joel Glassman, Joe Hardesty, Jason Jenn, Joyce Kohl, Noel Korten, Peter Liashkov, Betsy Lohrer Hall, Kaoru Mansour, Aline Mare, Karena Massengill, Nancy Mooslin, Nancy Mozur, Hilary Norcliffe, Sam O’Neal, Vojislav Radovanovic, Roxene Rockwell, Marianne Sadowski, Anne Scheid, Jill Sykes, Pat Warner, Nancy Webber, and Naima White.

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