NIC and Emily Carr alumni host new exhibition, 'Bio Diversity'

'Foraging,' by Sarah Bergeron.

Join NIC fine arts and Emily Carr alumni Sarah Bergeron, TaraLee Houston and Jessie Zelko at the Tidemark Theatre for Bio Diversity, a new group exhibition.

The event kicks off today (July 5) and runs into September, with a special opening event planned for July 21, 1-4 pm.

Details are posted on the Tidemark Theatre's Facebook page:

"As alumni of Emily Carr University of Art + Design and North Island College, artists Jessie Zelko, Sarah Bergeron and TaraLee Houston have supported each others individual art practices and collaborated numerous times throughout the last several years, notably the painting Collaboration, and the video What is an Estuary? for Project Watershed.

These three artists are diverse in their individual art practices but share a collective passion for the visual arts. They employ arts-based research of biodiversity and ecology in notably diverse ways using an array of subjects, styles, colors and sourced content. Each artist sees the world through their own lens, finding the elements they connect to – internally and externally – and conveying these through their art practices.

Because of the artists' deep connections to the surrounding environment, their works find harmony in their diversity. Looking at the biological underpinnings of each of the artworks in this exhibition we discover how interconnected everything is – animals, plants, humans, water, earth, emotions, colours, materials, abstractions, expressions and inclusions are in a constant dialogue with one another."

Also read coverage of the event from the Campbell River Mirror.

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