Sadly, David is heading to California for a family emergency and won’t be able to give the lecture we had scheduled for Saturday, April 18th.
Please join us next Saturday the 25th at 6:00 p.m. for a rescheduled, free lecture by David Paul Bayles, our featured artist in the gallery in April, showing photographs from his Falling Trees series. From his early days as a logger in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to his present home on Dreaming Forest Farm outside Corvallis, David Paul Bayles has lived and worked from, with and in the trees. His embrace of the paradox we all live—trees as resource and trees as sentient beings—has provided a singular focus and fertile ground for his photography for over 25 years. His stories about his journey from logger to committed environmentalist are fascinating and heartening and will spark an intriguing conversation around Arbor Day, which is April 24, 2009. Preview David’s photographs here.