When Trees Dream

Event description

  • Arts and entertainment
  • Free
  • Open to the public

Curated by Rina Yoon.

Do trees dream? In early evening trees speak to one another, it’s been shown, with a steady hum pulsing through below-ground fungal networks. You can hear them, the trees, whispering, crackling between the forest canopy and understory. It’s an alien language but communication nonetheless, as ancient as the stars. Trees are nature’s philosophers and their dreams are as complicated as ours, if not more so.

In this exhibition, seven artists eavesdrop on dreaming forests, parsing the wisdom of trees from their dreams and wishes. They whisper in our ears and we listen—we listen quietly and carefully. What they find is not that trees are nature’s great loners but take part in an extensive symbiotic network of living things.

Exhibiting artists include Bob Erickson, Mary Hood, Carolyn Halliday, Todd Mrozinski, John Schuerman and Rina Yoon.

Exhibition Dates: September 18–October 12, 2023
Opening Reception: Tuesday, Sep.19, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Image from left to right: John Schuerman, Bob Erickson, and Todd Mrozinski

Additional information

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Event contact

Hanley Ange

Monday, September 18, 2023

Exhibition Dates: Sep. 18—Oct. 12, 2023 | Opening Reception: Tuesday, Sep. 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

9:00 am5:00 pm (MST)


Harry Wood Gallery, Art Building