I am currently participating in an exhibit, called Trees of Life, at the University Friends Meeting gallery at 4001 9th AV NE; the opening is this Friday evening, Arbor Day from 5 to 7pm.The exhibit of art and photography (with work by 14 participants) was curated by Clarena Snyder, who is a graduate of Seattle's Tree Ambassador Program. The program educates and enables volunteers to nurture Seattle's trees, and engages residents' help in maintaining healthy, majestic, awe-insiring trees in residential areas. Tree Ambassadors work in residential areas because most of Seattle's trees are located on residential lands, which comprise 2/3 of Seattle's total acreage. Currently, Seattle has 23% canopy coverage; by 2037, the City hopes to increase that coverage to 30%. I am very honored to be part of Clarena's project, which will also include a Family Tree Walk on June 15th at the University of Washington. The art exhibit runs through the end of June and you can phone for a Gallery appointment at (206) 632-9839, or visit during office hours Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 1pm. The image I included here is a woodblock print which I created using oil-based inks.
To learn more about Seattle's Tree Ambassadors and the City of Seattle's urban forestry efforts, visit the Seattle reLeaf website.