Artbeat

Capsule reviews of current area art exhibitions.

"Erotic Art"
"Erotic Art"
"Spiritual Places"
"Spiritual Places"

We need to tend the garden of Mother Earth," photographer Barry Haynes urges in commentary that accompanies his "Spiritual Places" exhibit, which literally offers a mountaintop experience. The environmentalist photographer's images of mountains, lakes, sea, and sky are lovely (although the pocked, stained white bulletin boards on which the framed photos hang distract from their beauty). The pictures capture nature at its most glorious, sharing his reverence for nature with others who might not have had the opportunity to experience these wonders firsthand. Bryce Stone Woman, for example, offers a view of the exquisite rock formations of Bryce Canyon; the photographer's title results from the central formation's figurative features. Some images show human interaction with nature. Cliff Place is such a work, offering a view of ancient cliff dwellings in Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park. Besides being inspirational, the exhibit is also educational, offering informative placards to accompany each photo. These let the viewer know a little more about the subject — such as the canoe for which Skookum Kalitan is named that, like others of its kind, has a spirit — as well as what sort of film, equipment, and digital manipulation the image received. Running concurrently is "Haitians of Florida: The Hope and the Future," a small exhibit of student photography as part of the center's outreach to disadvantaged youth. (Through November 11 at Palm Beach Photographic Center, 55 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach. Call 561-276-9797.)

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