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ART | "Present: Three Views"


The fleetingness of time can make it hard to stay present. Through December 30, a showcase of three artists' work at Geisel Gallery (second floor, 1 Bausch & Lomb Place) crucially reminds us to slow down and stay in the moment.

"Present: Three Views" features Stephen Merritt's elegant vessels and totem-like clay sculpture; Jonathan Merritt's photography, which focuses on solitude expressed through environment and nuance; and Christina Laurel's mixed media series, "Remnants," which zoom in on the shapes, textures, and hues of butterfly wings. Laurel's fan-shaped collages in her "Edo Influence" series, which she says "explores the balance of the inhale of activity and the exhale of solitude," are also on view.

Catch this very Zen show through December 30. Geisel Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, email or visit