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  • Courtesy Photos by Joseph Campbell are on display at the Garrett Museum of Art in an exhibition opening today.

  • Photos by Joseph Campbell are on display at the Garrett Museum of Art in an exhibition opening today.

Friday, November 30, 2018 1:00 am

Garrett art exhibit looks at sacred in nature

If you go

What: “From It to Thou” by Joseph Campbell

When: Reception from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight; regular museum hours are 5 to 8 pm. Friday, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday; exhibition runs through Dec. 23

Where: Garrett Museum of Art, 100 S. Randolph St., Garrett

Admission: Free

The Garrett Museum of Art opens photographer Jim Gabbard's “From It to Thou” exhibition with a free reception at 6 tonight.

Inspired by a part of Joseph Campbell's book “The Power of the Myth,” Gabbard's exhibit looks at nature through the Native American philosophy that an element of nature is not an “it,” and instead all life is “thou.”

In his new book with Peter Bella, “From It to Thou: Being Conscious of the Sacred in Nature,” Gabbard says he believes “everything around us is connected and that we should be good stewards of the earth.”

His work in this series reflects that idea, such as a leaf lying in water being more than what it seems. It will decompose and become nutrients for a tree, which will provide shelter for animals and provide oxygen for life, he writes.

– Journal Gazette