The world around us is a unique, complex environment which should be appreciated and celebrated. Diane Elliott Gayer’s work, Of Earth and Being, is a journey through both space and time, highlighting the natural and built world around us, and our place in constructing it.

Come to the Peace and Justice Center on Saturday, February 4 from 3-4 pm for a book reading and photo exhibit, with light refreshments to be provided. The event will honor Gayer’s work, Of Earth and Being, which is a collection of photographs and essays critiquing and celebrating what we know and who we are. The work is informed by Gayer’s own experiences as an architect by training, ecologist by nature, and problem-solver by instinct. Gayer has had firsthand experience with shifting paradigms and understanding cultural history, moving from Switzerland to the United States in the 1960s. In the 1980s, however, Gayer found a home in Vermont in which she began a design practice, engaging communities in ecologically-based physical spaces and empowering local decision-making.

For more information about the book, or how to buy a copy, please contact the author or access the website at