Sunday, January 23, 2011

Trees of My City: Standing Room Only at Arnold Arboretum

Roberto's Artist Talk. Photo Credit: Robert Beinhocker
A standing room only crowd braved one of the coldest days of the year to attend the opening reception of "Trees of My City" at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University.

The installation exhibition included two continuous video projections, a 45-minute film, an artist talk, 18 framed photographs and a preview of the Trees of My City photobook.

Photo Credit: Naomi Kooker
The photo exhibit will be up through March 6th. From the bottom of my heart, thanks to everyone for attending. And thanks for writing in the comment book and sending your emails. - Roberto

"Great connection w/neurons. Great idea to name the trees." - Anne Marie C., Harvard Medical School

"Very nice and an amazing film" - Vincent C., Teen Ambassador, Mass Audubon Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary

"Beautiful images - I'm amazed at what you found in the neighborhood I grew up in." Julia M., Newton Resident

Photo Credit: Robert Beinhocker
"Great show - inspiring!" - David H., Photographer

"Wonderful! Thought-provoking, inspiring...the film underscored the value of living and  perceiving the world... at a pace that allows one to experience the details and ponder the beauty of life in all its phases, including what happens after. Great work. Fantastic! Soulful, thoughtful - provocative." - Linda R., Boston University

Photo Credit: Naomi Kooker

"Wonderful! Thank you for engaging us in your process - of discovery and life and death - the whole process. Congratulations! I love trees, too." - Mary M., Arlington

"I really felt a connection with your work. Thanks for sharing your life with us!" - Maud H., Somerville

Photo Credit: Naomi Kooker
"Really excellent presentation. When walking the dog in the woods we will have a different perspective now. Thank you." Chuck R. & Diane A., Medford

Trees of My City Book. Photo Credit: Naomi Kooker
"I had the privilege of attending your wonderful presentation at the Arnold Arboretum yesterday. It was very informative, moving, enlightening, and uplifting. What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon." - Susan K.G., Artist

Projection: "Roots" Photo: Naomi Kooker
"It keeps getting better & better. And I love the book." - Karen R., Worcester

"Loved the photography. Inspiring" Giselle C., Student

"Makes me want to slow down when I walk & see what's around me..." - David V.

"Trees are so much more!" - Louise F., Brookline

"Beautiful work. Bravo, Roberto!" - Anonymous

"Roberto, Thank you for working to open our eyes to the importance of what is around us in our everyday lives & worlds."-  Robin M.

Projection: "Other Voices" Photo: N. Kooker
"Congratulations Roberto!" - Brian H., Somerville

"Fabulous work; I really love it!" - David C.

"Beautiful" - Patricia T.

"I enjoyed your pieces: "Driveway" and "Rhodo" - Davell J., Teen Ambassador, Mass Audubon Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary

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