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Gregory Spaid’s 'Reading Trees' photographic exhibit scheduled for January

MOUNT VERNON, OHIO — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery is proud to present Gregory Spaid’s photographic exhibit, titled “Reading Trees.” This exhibit will be on display in the gallery from Jan. 11 to Feb. 22, 2019. He will be presenting an artist talk on Jan. 18, at 5 p.m., and the reception will follow from 6-8p.m.

Spaid’s photographs of trees, made with and without a camera, remind us of the redemptive beauty trees bring to our lives. Yet trees are more than beautiful and more than solace in an unsettled time. They also call us to action, reminding us that our health and their health are inexorably linked to the health of our planet.

For his project on trees, Spaid has been awarded four artist residencies throughout the United States. His photography is in major museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum, which recently published his work in a historical survey titled The Tree in Photography. Spaid currently teaches studio art at Kenyon College.

The Schnormeier Gallery is located at 221 S. Main St., Mount Vernon, on the first floor of MVNU’s Buchwald Center. For more information, please contact the Schnormeier gallery at

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 31 states and 22 countries/U.S. territories.