Sunday, April 14, 2013

Glen Helen Atrium Gallery - Tall Trees

G.B. Webb
Photographs of Ohio’s Old Growth Forests
May 2 – June 30, 2013
Opening reception: Sunday, May 5, 2 – 4 pm
Artist talk: Sunday, May 5, 3pm

G.B. Webb turned from painting to photography to create his evocative Ohio Old Growth Forest project. The ancient sycamores along the upper reaches of the Little Miami River were the first in the series. The project has grown to include old growth remnant forest through out Ohio. Webb studied art at Wright State University, The Art Academy of Cincinnati and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Ohio's old growth giants are living witnesses to hundreds of years of history. Remnant old growth forests are ecosystems that have escaped logging and farming. They provide a window into what the first European explorers found and serve as habitat for flora and fauna that might otherwise be lost forever.

Webb’s stirring tall tree photographs are born of early influences. Serving as an altar boy, Webb was captivated by the paintings and statues in his Cincinnati Romanesque Catholic Church. During the summers of his childhood he fermented a love of nature roaming the “hollers n big woods” of his grandparents farm in Kentucky.

The Gallery is located in the Vernet Ecological Center (formerly the Glen Helen Building) at 405 Corry Street in Yellow Springs. Show hours are 10 am to 4 pm daily. Admission is free.

For more information please contact Alice Robrish, Gallery Coordinator at 767-1312 or email

About the Glen Helen Atrium Gallery

The Glen Helen Atrium Gallery showcases the work of local and regional visual artists in six exhibits each year. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of art goes to the Glen Helen Association, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support preservation and programs at Glen Helen and its 1,000 acre nature preserve.

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