Expressions of Nature

Posted Aug 18th, 2008 by Rhonda B. Sewell  Category: Arts & Entertainment,


A visit to Main Library’s second floor Gallery and you are in for an expression of nature exhibition. On display now through the end of August are the nature photographs of Art Weber, whose photos are part of a traveling exhibit of The National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark, where he is the founder and director. Also on exhibit are two mounted tree sculptures made by artist Don Kettle, Jr. The intricate trees are made of fine copper wire attached to various sizes of larger wire and metal rods covered with three types of silicone.

To take in the full experience of this expressive nature exhibit, the Library has music playing of birds chirping and other sounds made in nature for visitors’ listening pleasure while viewing Weber and Kettle’s work.

Weber has been writing about and photographing nature photos and outdoor subjects for more than 35 years. Six years ago he concluded a 35-year career with the Metroparks of the Toledo Area where he was a public information officer. Weber has won about 150 prestigious awards throughout his career.

Kettle has been making tree sculptures for more than 20 years. His smallest sculpture is 8-inches tall and the largest stands at 13-feet with a pedestal. Kettle’s sculptures are patterned after the Landscape Art of the Hudson River School, with influences from the 19th century artists Bierstadt, Cole and Church.

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