Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

Reserves of Strength

Watercolors & Nature Photographs

Both as a painter and photographer, Liza looks to capture a defining moment that goes beyond simple physical representation. Her images are often small and intimate, yet packed with power.  In a world where people are oversaturated with data and images, many people don’t register the world around them, much less nature across the country and the world. An environmental scientist by training, Liza F. Carter uses art to beguile and captivate viewers into a loving and caring relationship with the natural world. Her goal is to create images that help re-connect viewers with the true beauty of nature so that we will protect and care for the fragile planet on which we all live. She has paired her images with quotes from  scientists, poets, explorers, and philosophers.
Reserves of Strength exhibition of watercolors and photographs may be seen 9-5, Monday – Thursday and after 1 PM Friday and following Sunday church services. Show runs through January 8, 2018. Trinity Church 81 Elm St., Concord, MA River Street entrance.

Artist Reception and Concert by Windborne

On Sunday November 26th, internationally touring musical quartet, Windborne, will be giving a rare free concert during Liza F. Carter’s artist reception.  Windborne has been described by reviewers as amazing group of young singers who have “picked up the torch of folk protest songs for the next generation!” The group educates as they entertain, sharing stories that illuminate the cultural and social context of the traditions from which they sing. Windborne performs for audiences all over the US and UK, and served as musical and cultural ambassadors with the American Music Abroad program in cooperation with the US Department of State. Recently, a video of them singing a protest song in front of Trump Tower went viral. This simple, musical act of defiance caught many people’s attention, and individuals from all 50 states and over 22 countries began supporting these artists’ Indiegogo campaign for their new project, A Song on the Times, an album and songbook of songs from social struggles and movements from the past 400 years. This Christmas, Windborne will be one of the headline acts for A Christmas Celtic Sojourn at the Cutler Majestic Theater in Boston. This Concord concert will be a special opportunity to hear singing group in an intimate space. Windborne will perform during the reception for Concord artist Liza F. Carter’s show “Reserves of Strength” Her art strives to connect viewers with the natural world in a way that will inspire love of the environment, and activism on its behalf. Windborne and Liza Carter are co-hosting this event in the spirit of community and the power of art in activism. Please join us on Sunday, November 26 from 3-5, Trinity Church Concord. Before and after the performance, attendees will have the opportunity to talk with the artist, the singers, and enjoy refreshments


20182015         Art Gallery, Acton Memorial Library, Acton MA. 2014          Spaulding R. Aldrich Heritage Gallery, Whitinsville, MA.  Photographs 2013          Photobook 2013: A Juried International Exhibition of Photobooks and Photographs, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY 2013           Market Street Health, Brighton, MA. Watercolors. 2012          Frances N. Roddy Open Competition, Juror: Jen Mergel Curator of Contemporary Art       Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 2012           Emerson Hospital Medical Building, Sudbury, MA. Watercolors & Photographs 2010           Market Street Health, Brighton, MA. Watercolors & Photographs 2000          Mathers Museum of World Cultures, University of Indiana, Bloomington IN. Photographs 2000          Art Gallery, Concord Public Library, Concord, MA. Photographs  Featured as a Special Event in the Boston Sunday Globe. 1999           Quebec Labrador Foundation, Ipswich, MA Photographs.


2018     Dome Gallery, Reservoir Church, Cambridge, MA    2015         Peter Bulkeley Terrace, Concord, MA: Watercolors 2014         Peter Bulkeley Terrace, Concord, MA: Watercolors 2013          East Meets West, Bradford Center for the Arts, Concord, MA  watercolors 2012          Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts: Concord, MA watercolors 2011           Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts: Concord, MA watercolors 2010          Prudential Center Annual Art Exhibition: Boston, MA watercolors 2010          Kaji Aso Studio “Star Festival 2010”  Boston, MA watercolors 2010          Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts:  Concord, MA watercolors 2010          DeCordova Museum Student Show, Lincoln, MA. Watercolor. 2010          Kaji Aso Studio’s “Aurora” Exhibit, Boston, MA. watercolors. 2009          Greater Boston Buddhist Cultural Center watercolors 2000          Brochure cover and four interior photographs:  Mongolia Now: Independent Voices presented by the Margaret Mead Film &     Video Festival and Multicultural Program of the American Museum of Natural History and the Permanent Mission of  Mongolia to the United Nations

Past Talks

An Evening with Self Published Authors.  each others will discuss their words and creative process as well as the pros and cons of self-publishing. More information here. Tuesday, March 29, 7:00 Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA

Acton Library offers a look at nomadic life:

Liza Carter — scientist, artist, researcher and photographer — spent time living with a family in Mongolia, and the photographs she took of her experiences, “Moving with the Seasons: Portrait of a Mongolian Family,” will be on display through February at the Acton Memorial Library.

A talk is scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at the library, 486 Main St., Acton. Carter will discuss her experiences in Mongolia, relate her concerns about a disappearing culture and teach listeners some basic truths about living a less complicated life.

The photographs offer a look at a fast-disappearing nomadic life in a very harsh climate. Carter absorbed her experiences and has published a book, in collaboration with her Mongolian family, about their life, one not usually experienced by westerners.

Both the lecture and the exhibition are free. Carter’s photographs will be on view through Feb. 27. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2-5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 978-929-6650.

– See more here.