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Viewing Stones, Chinese Scholar Stones and Japanese Suiseki

Experience the beauty of ancient natural objects used for contemplation and as a reminder of our connection to the natural world.

March 21 - April 15, 2016

El Pomar Gallery

Originating some two thousand years ago in China, the tradition of collecting and appreciating scholars’ stones has endured in contemporary times. Scholars’ stones are natural objects valued for their use in contemplation and for their representation of landscapes, animals, human figures or abstract forms. Closely related to the art of bonsai, the stones in this exhibit have been collected by contemporary artists, many of whom are members of the Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society.

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