April 8 – May 31 (Wednesday through Sunday)
10 am to 4 pm.
Nicholas Vreeland is the Abbot of Rato Dratsang, one of a few important Tibetan Government monasteries under the patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Vreeland is also Director of The Tibet Center, the oldest Tibetan Buddhist Center in New York City.
Born in Geneva Switzerland to American parents, Vreeland was educated in Europe, North Africa, and the United States, after which he pursued a career in photography. In the late sixties and early seventies, Vreeland worked as an assistant to Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, and studied film at New York University. In 1977 he met Khyongla Rato Rinpoche, founder of The Tibet Center, and became a monk in 1985.
The black and white photographs documents Nicholas Vreeland’s 2003 journey accompanying his teacher, Khyongla Rato Rinpoche, as Rinpoche returned to his birthplace. The photographs Nicholas took during this horseback voyage to the “Roof of the World” capture moments of longing and reunion, and record the landscape and lifestyle of the Dagyab district in eastern Tibet.
Admission: FREE for ANSG members, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students.
EXHIBITION TOURS OFFERED WEDNESDAYS AT 11:00 a.m.
Guest Reception Wednesday, April 8, 6 pm to 8 pm.
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ABOUT THE ANN NORTON SCULPTURE GARDENS:
The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Inc. is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) operating foundation established in 1977 by the prominent sculptor Ann Weaver Norton (1905-1982) as an independent and locally unaffiliated entity. The organization is devoted to exhibiting works of other artists, preserving the founder’s studio and displaying her monumental sculptures in a secluded urban preserve where a notable collection of rare palms is continually being developed. Exhibition Hours are Wednesday through Sunday – 10 am – 4 pm. The Gardens are located at 2051 Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. For more information about the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, visit www.ansg.org or call 561-832-5328.