If trees could talk, what would they say? An exhibition opening tomorrow night on the Lower East Side explores this idea. Specifically, artist Leila El-Kayem’s Tree Story “uses the art of storytelling and drawing to re-connect urbanites with the trees that surround them.”
The project turns “each tree into a bystander” and brings “to life the trees of the city through unique illustrations.” There’s an interactive web site and a LES walking tour depicting neighborhood stories, using photos, maps and audio recordings. Inside the gallery, there will also be a life-size tree drawing that can be used by visitors to share their stories.
All of the illustrations will be sold and the proceeds will be donated to Million Trees NYC.
The exhibition opens tomorrow evening at Culturefix, 9 Clinton Street, at 6 p.m. It will be on view through September 25th, Tuesday-Friday, 4 p.m.- 2 a.m.and Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m.-2 a.m.