Photography and Paintings that highlight nature, opens 6/12/22. 'Rise Above', take us to a place of nature and simplicity with the colors and feelings that only the natural world can evoke. Rise above our wordly static, the news, ego, negative energy, snapshots of conversations, and our own shortcomings. When we go IN through this art, nature welcomes us quietly to witness what our earth serves up as a gift every day. Katie O’Neil is a photographer, masseuse and mother of two. She catches color, light, energy and texture at daybreak when our gracious outdoors gives her a full spectrum show. She gets on her hands and knees to become one with her subject and captures a water droplet, fungi, a certain expression of trees, our glorious sun, and many other stunning images. Through her daily communion, she distinctly makes these images her own. Maria Farella replicates nature through a spill, stroke, or expression and invites her audience to have their own interpretation through bold and seductive colors. Maria is a painter and experienced in crocheting, collage, and photography using various mediums for inspiration. She is a registered yoga teacher and devoted mother and grandmother. Dianne Snyder (Curator): is a freelance writer, former teacher, mother of two and is presently honored to be working with the elderly in a memory care facility. She was inspired by Katie and Maria’s energy and devotion and felt compelled to exhibit their art. Art gives us the opportunity to explore beyond the obvious. Nature is our wondrous bounty, always inviting us all to 'Rise Above'.