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IMG_2872Artwork and paper-making by student of Walter S. Christopher Elementary School, Chicago

 

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Have you ever climbed a tree? Do you have a favorite tree or a magical path through the woods?

Join the Treewhispers forest of stories by sending your handmade paper rounds with your tree story/art/poetry. Your submission will be included in the upcoming exhibition Bridge and Joutras Galleries in the Regenstein Center at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois, January 14 through April 8, 2012 as well as all future exhibitions.

How have trees inspired and informed you?

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FACE TOUCHING BARK

LISTENING TO THE HEARTBEAT

OF THE ANCIENT OAK

SHE IS BLOSSOMING

WITH THE ALMOND TREES

by Giselle Maya

A TANKA POEM FROM THE BOOK “SACRED TREES”, FIRST PUBLISHED BY KOYAMA PRESS IN 2008. ( The form of Tanka dates from the 8th century in Japan and now is blossoming around the world – it has 5 lines, after the second or third there is a shift in thought/feeling) Giselle Maya is a painter, poet and gardener who lives in Provence. She is a member of TANKA SOCIETY OF AMERICA

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Many thanks to Nicolet College Gallery Directory, Katy Ralph and artist Debra Ketchum Jircik whose invaluable support brought Treewhispers to Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Synchronicity, magic, stories and music were in the air! Enjoy the documentary film by Nicolet student, Justen Lambert…and the tree stories as told by Larry and Brian.

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