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Solace- Women of the Trees at Kreuser Gallery

Solace-Women of the Trees at Kreuser Gallery

For the month of September an exhibit featuring Suz Stovall, Deb Komitor, Carol McIntyre, Amanda Jean, Lori DiPasquale, JoAnne Lavendar, Karen Storm, Shannon Mello, Lelia Davis, Angie Schwickerath, Shirley Bales, Mariya Zvonkovich, , Donna Martin, Dianna Cates Dunn, Lisa Wallace Dean, Julie Kirkland, Larysa Martyniuk, Jana Bussanich and their interpretation of trees.

“When you go out into the woods, and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree.

The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying ‘You are too this, or I’m too this.’ That judgment mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.” -Ram Dass
@ Kreuser Gallery

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