A new show is opening at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery (GPAG) called Our Forest which organizers say took a year of planning until the opening this Thursday, August 21.
“Our Forest brings together some of the most recognized artists and artisans on the Sunshine Coast,” organizers said, “The participating artists work in a variety of mediums, styles and themes and the exhibition promises a range of interpretations that will both celebrate and provoke discussion around the forest that surrounds and sustains us.” For artists and performers, it is an opportunity to highlight their concerns about local forestry practices through their creative efforts and actions, they noted.
The artists who will be showing include Hill, Vermuelen, Motoko, Gukek, Woode, both LaFave artists, Sirulnickoff, Riach, Fritz Barham,| Out of Bounds, Furze, Higgens/Hume, Bentz, Lowdon, Ridgway Van’t Schip, Scherwood, Hunt, Haynes, Poynter and Handling. The Eve Smart Gallery will have Poetry of Branches showing Vancouver artist – Sherry Cooper August 21 to September 15 as well. The opening reception will be Saturday August 23 from 4 to 6 pm