Tree Speak: Interpretation of the Rustlings

April 1-July 23, 2017

Steve Comba, Talbots Oak

Steve Comba, “Talbots Oak”

The Claremont Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition, Tree Speak: Interpretations of the Rustlings will present visual interpretations, by artists working in the area, which ascend from the concept or image of trees and leaves in nature. The exhibition organized by Rebecca Hamm will open on April 1 with a reception from 6-9:00pm during Art Walk.

A survey of Claremont’s long history as the City of Trees will be presented by Claremont Heritage.  The city’s tree-planting tradition began in 1907 and many of the Heritage Groves and Landscapes remain today. With trees threatened by drought and disease, the City is seeking ways to preserve our Urban Forest for future generations.

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Jeff Faust, “Through the Quiet Trees”

The exhibition will feature artists living in Claremont’s urban forest who have found their voice in nature: Steve Comba, Jeff Faust, Athena H Hahn, Amy Maloof, Barbara Schenck, Steve Schenck, Christopher Toovey, Georgette Unis, Dan Van Clapp and Jane Park Wells plus poetry by Beth Benjamin. Major support is provided by West Coast Arborists with generous additional support from Community Home Energy Retrofit Project (CHERP) and Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.

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