“The West in Prose, Poetry and Photography” is on exhibit at the Rancho Santa Fe Library, 1740 Avenida De Acacia, Rancho Santa Fe, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Alison Harding, a Montana native, explores the contemporary west through her artwork of images and text in her first presentation of her body of work. She captures the snow storm of Eastern Montana through her atmospheric photography and evokes the blurring of the landscape in her poetry “when the land fused to the sky.”
She continues her quest of understanding the western culture when she wrote of the barn where “shovels hung as heroes.” To her, the large animals, bison and moose were as magnificent as the land and their portrayal can be viewed in her photographs.
Harding, a member of the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild, is currently the featured artist where her exhibit of paintings, photography and prose is through December. The Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild is a nonprofit organization located at 6004 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, next door to the Union Bank. For more information, call 858-759-3545.