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Several area artists will display their art in a new show, “Yggdrasil”, in 3rd on 3rd Gallery at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts in Jamestown from June 12 through July 2. A public artist reception will be on Friday, June 12 at 7pm.
Trees have played an important role in many of the world’s mythologies and religions, and have been given deep and sacred meanings throughout the ages. Human beings, observing the growth and death of trees, the elasticity of their branches, the sensitivity and the annual decay and revival of their foliage, see them as powerful symbols of growth, decay and resurrection.
This exhibition is named for Yggdrasil – in the Norse tradition the great Ash which links all the worlds but it could also have been named after the sacred oaks of the Druidic tradition, the Bodhi tree of the Buddhist tradition, the sacred sycamores of the Egyptian book of the dead, the cardinal world trees of many Mesoamerican belief systems or even most recently, the cross of Calvary. “Yggdrasil” pays homage to these ancient traditions with contemporary images which highlight the close relationship the artists of Western New York have with our great trees.
Area artists displaying are Deb Lanni, Shauna Beckstein, Roslin Smith, Karen Glosser, Karen Carlton, Audrey Dowling, Faith Wappat, Kathleen Tenpas, Sean Huntington, Carrie Saddler-Tredo and Deb Eck.
3rd on 3rd Gallery is curated by Debra Eck.
Shows at 3rd on 3rd Gallery are made possible by grant support from New York State Council On The Arts.
3rd On 3rd Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10am until 4pm when exhibits are offered. Private viewings may be scheduled by calling 664-2465, ext. 227. Additional evening and weekend hours will be posted online at reglenna.com.
3rd On 3rd Gallery is located at 116 East Third Street in the Reg Lenna Center for The Arts in Jamestown, NY.