Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Farm Center Presents “Visions of Paradise” – National Geographic Contemporary Masters


I was walking past the former neat neighborhood find, Healing Arts Gallery, located at 1632 U Street and I noticed they have a sweet National Geographic photography exhibit going on.

Their flier says:

“Visions of Paradise

Where…or what…is heaven on earth? Nine National Geographic contemporary masters answer the
question in a new gallery show. From the exuberance of a coming-of-age ritual to the boldness of a
wild creature’s gaze to the pride in catching the Big Fish, these images offer an exquisite sense of place
as they reveal an intimate state of mind. Visions of Paradise, part of the FotoWeekDC photography
festival, features master shooters William Albert Allard, Jodi Cobb, David Doubilet, Beverly Joubert,
Michael Nichols, Paul Nicklen, Randy Olson, Joel Sartore, and Michael Yamashita.”

The photographs are amazing. I spoke with gallery director, Sandy Rossi, who mentioned that there is a special reception Friday Dec. 5th from 5:30-8pm when the National Geographic’s Directory of Photography will host a Q&A session.

Sweet. The exhibit runs until Jan. 2, 2009.