Book signing: “These Trees” by Ruthie Rosauer at TACS

Published 3:44 pm Friday, July 14, 2017

Celebrate your appreciation of trees with us at photographer Ruthie Rosauer’s signing of her new book, “These Trees,” at Tryon Arts & Crafts School at 373 Harmon Field Road on July 22, 2017 from 10 a.m. – noon. There will be cello music and poetry reading provided by Carol Pearce Bjorlie (one of 20 poets who contributed poems about trees in the book), refreshments and displays of Ruthie’s gorgeous tree photographs.

The photograph, “Tree Spirit,” featured on the cover of her book won an award at TACS’ Juried Show last year and prints are available in TACS’ gift shop. 

“These Trees,” published by Rose River Press (2017), is a valentine to the arboreal world. There are over 140 beautiful photographs of trees, with over 40 of them taken in Western North Carolina. The book is divided into six chapters: Bark, Leaves, Roots, Shapes, Crowning Glories (nuts, flowers and fruit) and Whole Trees. Twenty-five poems about trees accompany the photographs. 

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What others are saying about the book:  “. . . an ecstatic celebration of nature!”  “Oh my, your book is magnificent. I will need time to get lost in it.”  “Just to say, your book is stunningly beautiful, gorgeous. At the same time it’s very contemplative and meditative”  “’These Trees’” is awesome! Looking through the book, I feel you have married the photos and writings perfectly!”

Carol Pearce Bjorlie is the author of “Poet behind the Cello,” a collection of poetry published by Main Street Rag and she writes a monthly poetry column, The Poet’s Voice, in Rapid River Arts & Culture Magazine. Carol has a bachelor’s degree in music from East Carolina University, and an MFA in writing from Hamline University. She was a member of the Charlotte Symphony orchestra for 28 years and has taught music at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls and now privately in western North Carolina. 

Ruthie Rosauer is a retired economist and attorney who is an enthusiastic amateur musician and photographer. She is co-author, with Liz Hill, of the book, Singing Meditation: Together in Sound and Silence, published by Skinner House. She sings with Womansong chorus in Asheville and the Fletcher Community Chorus.

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– article submitted by Cathy Fischer