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
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