|Date||Opening Oct 15 2021,|
|Event Length||2 hours|
|Location||Salt Spring Gallery , 135 Mc Phillips ave, Ganges|
A Gathering of Trees Exhibit, Salt Spring Gallery of Fine Arts,
Salt Spring Gallery, 135 Mc Phillips ave, Ganges.
Opening: Oct 15 2021, 5-7pm
Exhibit: Oct 16 till Nov 10 2021, 11-4pm , closed on Sundays and Mondays
Come enjoy a great variety of genres: expressionism/impressionism, surrealism/realism. classical/mystical and more..
Trees are in the spotlight of our counciousness more than ever these days with Fairy Creek reminding us of the few old growth stands remaining on Vancouver Island, with Native American culture’s urgently needed wisdom resurfacing and with biologist’s new discoveries on the matter.
Many travel to the West Coast to meet with Creation’s wonders standing so tall and expressing such resilence and wisdom through ages.
On Salt Spring, territory of the Saanich, Cowichan, and Chemainus First Nations we are greatful to be surrounded by a few remaining ancient beings, but a tree, no matter its age speaks the poetry of the island’s history, receiving knowledge through it's root system ‘’brain’’’.
Painting a tree is painting a great mystery that bridges between the earth and the sky- the earth mother and the sky spirit.
Painting a tree connects us to the earth’s spiritual inteligence.
Seeing, listening and feeling a tree opens a place inside that reconnects us to the language of Nature who is calling us back home to her. And i will add, we are liberating the tree to live through the human heart.
Judy C. Chappus painter
Seth Berkowitz photographer
Paul Bryans painter
Dan Zak painter
Cerika Voce painter
Rolando Lampitoc painter
Cheryl Long painter
Olga Szkabarnicki painter
Lisa Lipsett painter
Nathalie St-Amant painter
Allison Brodie painter