An opening reception for Emeralds to Ashes, a solo exhibition by artist and College Transfer Art faculty, Katherine Rosing, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Truax Gallery Room A1005. Students, staff, faculty and the public are invited.
The exhibition is an elegy to the ash tree with a nod to the emerald ash borer, an invasive species which is decimating ash tree populations in Madison and beyond. The exhibition runs through Thursday, Nov. 29 and is open Monday - Friday. A large wall is filled with graphite drawings of stumps from infested trees, that were created using a rubbing technique. The drawings document and acknowledge the ash trees lost throughout the Madison community.
Large scale beaded and embroidered sculptural elements explore patterns abstracted from the life cycle of the emerald ash borer. These suspended and abstracted trees create a quiet space to contemplate nature's processes. These sculptural elements were created with the help of Madison College staff, students and Spring Harbor's seventh grade students.
Published November 8, 2018. Updated November 9, 2018.