Thursday, March 31, 2011

Strong Spirit for a Fragile World

Christine Sevilla was an extraordinary person. She was an impassioned environmentalist and a fantastic artist. I loved everything she did, from her gorgeous scanned images of invasive species to her swamp photography to her educational pamphlets, and she never failed to send me samples of everything including her calendars, which I'm so glad I saved. Please see my earlier posts about Christine here and here.

Now Christine's artwork will be offered to the public at a special event benefiting The Christine Sevilla Wetland Preserve (which happens to be in Caledonia, where I live).

From the organizers: On Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at 5:30 pm, Christine Sevilla’s friends and colleagues will present an exhibition, sale and silent auction of Christine Sevilla’s visual art in the Williams Gallery of the First Unitarian Church of Rochester, 220 Winton Road South.

The event, Strong Spirit for a Fragile World: Christine Sevilla's Visual Art; Exhibition, Silent Auction and Sale, will invite guests to view and purchase pieces from a comprehensive collection of Christine Sevilla’s unique visual interpretations of the natural world, including framed photographs of regional ponds, fields, woods, wetlands and flora. All pieces are original, created by the artist in her lifetime. The exhibition, silent auction and sale are one night only.

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