Scenes from the opening night of the art show at the Newport Visual Arts Center, Upstairs Gallery. Paintings, ceramics, photographs, pastels, and sculpture are on display through October, 2010. Five artists, Sandy Roumagoux, Liisa Rahkonen, Nancy Jane Reid, Jackie Niemi, and Michael Davis show works inspired by the Beaver Creek State Natural Area. The natural mind of wildness is invoked in the gallery, which is filled with light and life in the colors of marsh.
Reflections reveal our nature, as light is returned to us from objects, waking and dreaming; all are mirrors. We name these reflections perception, emotion, and thought. We forget that everything is clearly apparent, but not existent. We objectify that which is simply reflection and call it the world. At the marsh, we are real and bask in the glow of the singularity that is our love for all beings and places. We are alive and know it in our hearts.
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