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Gallery show's theme notes war destroys, nature repairs

by: Photo By Susan Matheny -

May at Art Adventure gallery will feature landscapes by Elizabeth Carrol and new observations by Coralee Popp.
   Carrol has served as art teacher at the middle school during the past two years. She came to Madras from Chicago, bringing much enthusiasm and energy, and is leaving for Minnesota, where she will continue to teach art.
   The high desert landscape differs greatly from either of these locations, and is certain to influence her new body of work.
   Madras artist Popp is the director of Art Adventure Gallery and does a wide variety of artwork.
   If one wonders where to find the connection between Carrol's landscapes and the social commentary by Popp, they may look to the words in a poem by Ray Bradbury: "There will come soft rains, And the smell of the ground, And swallows circling with their,
   shimmering sound.
   And frogs singing at the pools at night, And sugar plum trees in tremulous white.
   Robins will wear their feathery fire, while whistling their whims on a long fence wire.
   And noone will know of the war, Not one will care till it's done. Not one will care neither bird nor tree, if mankind perished utterly,
   And if spring herself woke at dawn, would scarcely know that we were gone."