Radiant as always at her Art Hall opening reception, Gemela delighted visitors, from wee ones to grandparents, with a warm-hearted tale of her ongoing photographic study of nature. Walking while watching and listening intently, Gemela has finely tuned her capacity to sense spirit in nature. Her exhibit showcases a variety of subjects—including spider webs, snails, leaves, flowers, bugs, bones, mushrooms, and heart shapes everywhere—with each image evoking wonder and reverence! Gemela invited each of us to listen quietly as we wander, for the nature beings will reveal themselves to us, too.
Many photographs were ordered at the opening, with 50% of the sales donated by the artist to The Art Hall for the continuing support of the Arts. The show will be hanging for another month. You may also email Gemela directly if you would like another opportunity to view her works or to make a purchase.
The Art Hall is pleased to announce its next exhibit: photographs by Portland native and Cedarwood Waldorf School Lead Teacher, Kindergarten Aftercare and Day Program, Gemela Foster, Thursday, March 05, through Thursday, April 16, 2015.
Ms. Gemela, as she is known to the hundreds of children who have been in her care over her twenty-year career, began experimenting with photography while exploring the forests in and around her home city only about two years ago and has quickly cultivated a devoted group of followers.
What makes Gemela’s photographs stand out is how intimately she relates to her subjects, focusing with fairy eyes on magical finds in the forest. You may find her on a trail with one of her own children or sisters, a friend, one of the precious children under her care, or with her beloved Chihuahua, Romeo.
Why the Golden Spiral? Gemela’s study of Anthroposophy in the teacher training at the Micha-el Institute informs her sensibility. In so many of her images she captures aspects of sacred geometry and the Fibonacci Sequence so often evident in nature. Thus, The Golden Spiral was born!
We hope you can join us this Thursday, March 05, 2015 for Gemela’s opening, with an artist’s talk on the Essence of the Fibonacci Sequence at 6:00 p.m.