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Posted 5 May 2018: Joan C. Biordi VGPL June Exhibitor

The Vista Grande Public Library (VGPL) will host Eldorado artist Joan Concetta Biordi from June 1- 29 in the library gallery. "Trees" features 18 original archival black and white and color photographs of trees predominately in the American Southwest. "Palm Oasis" is shown here.

Biordi, says she has, "always been attracted to trees, to the patterns and textures shown by the bark, the limbs and sometimes even the leaves. Their visual complexity is alluring." She also notes that we seem to accept trees for what they are. As Ram Dass explains, Some are bent and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreen 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’re too this or I’m too this.' That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.

The public is invited to meet the artist June 1 at a library reception between 4 and 6 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

The VGPL exhibition series is for the enjoyment of patrons when visiting the library located south of the El Dorado Community School, on 14 Avenida Torreon, Santa Fe, NM 87508. Library hours are 10-6 Tu - F and 10-4 on Sat. Exhibition art will be on sale by the artist and available to the purchaser after the close of the show. The library will receive a sales commission benefiting operations and library programming.

For more information, contact: Victoria Willis, [ [ email ] ]

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