I would like to announce an upcoming exhibit and extend an invitation to the opening reception on April 21, 2016. I have been photographing in and around Ayvalik for many years. One of my favorite subjects has been the olive trees. Most trees have character, olive trees manifest the most visible and varied character of them all. Considered by many as eternal trees, they live centuries, even beyond millennia.
During my visits, I have seen many olive trees in Ayvalik and vicinity and tried to capture their character and personality in my photographs. Each photograph is akin to a portrait of the tree capturing the spirit of them as I perceived them. I admire their generally rotational growth, giving their trunks a twisted shape; their leaves with a dark green side and a shimmering silvery side create a lovely light show; and of course, their aged dignity they seem to preserve even after severe pruning. Most are like monuments, a gift to us in many ways by nature.
On a couple of occasions, we traveled to the nearby Mt. Ida of the mythology fame. Its hills house pine forest of various kinds and towards the town Kalkim, there is a place known as Hanlar where rather old plane trees provide a show and shade for the visitors. The exhibit will include selections from the pine and plane trees as well.
They are priced at a very reasonable $400 framed, $325 no mat and no frame.
Dates, Times, Venue
Dates: April 21 – May 14, 2016
Opening Reception: April 21, 2016 5 – 9 PM
Peter Miller Fine Art Gallery (Website)
118 North Main Street, 2nd floor.
Providence, RI 02903
(No elevator or handicapped access, 21 steps)
The gallery is open by appointment only. Appointments to visit the gallery are available from 9:30 am to 9:00 pm M-F and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on weekends. Please contact [email protected] or by phone at (401) 225-6792 with any questions.