Henderson Fine Art Gallery

Nature in Paint and Wood

February 13, 2009 - March 13, 2009

Reception: February 13 – 6 to 8 p.m.

The San Juan College Art Gallery will feature the paintings of Rod Hubble and wood sculptures of Hal Manhart in “Nature in Paint and Wood,” which opens on Friday, February 13.

A reception to meet the artists is set for 6 to 8 p.m., opening day, in the Fine Arts Center Art Gallery.

The natural wood forms of Hal Manhart’s pieces complement Hubble’s fluid landscape paintings. When Manhart’s bonsai trees die, he takes their trunks and branches to another level of beauty by finishing the wood and creating a natural sculpture from them. Paired with Hubble’s incredible paintings, this is an exhibit not to miss.

The exhibit will run through March 13.

Hal Manhart

Rod Hubble

"Feeling is the essence of painting, whereas seeing is the true secret of drawing."
~ Rod Hubble

Hal Manhart has been growing Bonsai trees for thirty years, during this time many of the beautiful trees died. He has developed a technique to preserve the trees so they can be enjoyed far beyond their natural life. He has also adapted the Japanese art form of Suiseki (collecting unique stones from Nature) to interesting pieces of wood collected from Nature. These wood pieces can remind the viewer of mountains, streams, lakes, glaciers, etc., the interpretation is left to the viewer. Other unique pieces of wood are hand carved to reveal the inner beauty of the wood itself; these pieces can take many forms; the interpretation again is left to the viewer.
~ Hal Manhart

The Art Gallery is open
Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For further information about this and other art exhibits,
call Cindy McNealy at 566-3464.