Lovely As A Tree (Re-Visited) at Utah Cultural Celebration Center

Mar 10, 2022 9:00 am - Jun 29, 2022 5:00 pm
Utah Cultural Celebration Center


 Whitesides mary moon over palm

I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree. - Joyce Kilmer

From poets to artists, photographers, designers and landscape architects, trees have been a source of inspiration around the world including in poetry and music. Trees play a role not only in the environment but in our own well being. They reduce global warming, turn sunlight into a source of food for insects, wildlife and people. They prevent soil erosion, save water evaporation, and cool our city streets. A walk in the woods can reduce harmful chemicals in the body, increase our immune system, lower anxiety and reduce depression. Some trees are mighty, some of them are tiny. Some are solo and some are immersed in vast forests. They grow and stretch skyward in brilliant, awe-inspiring canopies of color and light. Eventually they die, creating evocative forms and nutrients for more growth. Trees can outlive the human race by up to 5000 years making them the Methuselahs of the planet. With Lovely as a Tree (Re-Visited), the Wasatch Camera Club once again turns its cameras to portraying the strength, the vulnerability and the beauty of one of the most powerful living organisms on global soil.

Join us and hosts West Valley Arts at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center (1355 West 3100 South, West Valley City) the on the evening of March 10th at 6pm for an opening reception. The exhibit will be in place from that date until June 29. This exhibit is part of a larger Tree Stories program sponsored by West Valley Arts. Download Tree Stories Flyer

Exhibit images are viewable online in our Lovely As A Tree Re-Visited gallery.

Palm Tree and Moon photo copyright Mary Whitesides / Abstract Aspens photo copyright Greg Smith