Please join us for the opening reception of TREE and VESSEL a group of works by Kyle Morrison exploring the relationship of traditional Bonsai practice, contemporary ceramics, and the natural world. Morrison grew up in Norwich, Vermont spending his formative years in the forests of the Green Mountains and the cow pastures of the Upper Valley. For the better part of the last 15 years Morrison has worked to hone the craft of Bonsai, moving from an interest to a hobby to a full blown obsession. Amassing a collection of tiny trees numbering into the fifties, Morrison treats each the way a doting parent might watch a child, allowing nature and the environment contribute an influence, while being sure to offer a steady hand of guidance when absolutely needed. Trees will be displayed in assemblages of collected found objects, river stones, and a group of ceramic pots made in Morrison’s makeshift studio in Richmond, Vermont.
The opening reception will be from 3pm-6pm with an artist talk at 4pm. TREE and VESSEL will run from June 22 - July 21.