“Wisdom of Trees” at Tulpehaking Nature Center
“NYSSA”: Photography by Mary Allessio Leck, shown here, and Patricia Bender is featured in “Wisdom of Trees: Art & Science,” on view at the Tulpehaking Nature Center of the Abbott Marshlands in Hamilton February 21 through July 19. An opening reception is Sunday, February 23 from 2 to 4 p.m.
What do we know about trees? How do they survive winter? How do they grow? Do they communicate? What would our world be like without trees?
These are just a few of the questions to keep in mind when exploring the art and (some) science of trees with photographers Patricia Bender and Mary Allessio Leck in “Wisdom of Trees: Art & Science,” on view at the Tulpehaking Nature Center in Hamilton February 21 through July 19.
An opening reception is Sunday, February 23 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The exhibition seeks to combine science and art in ways that will increase understanding and enjoyment of trees.
Bender’s works will feature small black-and-white photographs of trees in the natural environment. Leck will share macro images of bark, in color and in black and white. She says she enjoyed researching how bark accommodates tree growth in circumference, and was delighted to discover that not all trees are the same, just like human beings.
Accompanying materials will illustrate how trees grow.
The Tulpehaking Nature Center of the Abbott Marshlands is located at 157 Westcott Avenue, Hamilton. Exhibit hours are Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday noon to 4 p.m., and by appointment. For more information, call (609) 888-3218 or visit