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Art exhibit celebrates the shore
Up on the Beach
New show at the Fort Gallery, Oct. 23 to Nov. 10, 2013
Opening Reception: Oct. 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Artists: Judy Jones and Dorthe Eisenhardt
It’s amazing how much of interest one can find along any shoreline: remains of shore and marine life as well as all kinds of other debris, some of which may have travelled across the ocean to wash up on the West Coast.
Judy Jones and Dorthe Eisenhardt have been exploring the coast line around Boundary Bay – a natural habitat conservation area and resting stop for migrating shore- and sea birds as well as lately a wintering refuge for the snowy owls that come down from the Arctic in their search for food. It is the artists’ hope that by calling attention to areas like these people will appreciate them more and understand the importance of continuing to protect and support the conservation effort now as well as into the future.
Jones expresses her interest and emotional response by working with the fluidity and vibrancy of her translucent glass pieces. She has worked with fused glass for many years and her work bears witness to her imagination and ability to find new and unique ways of expression.
Eisenhardt, meanwhile, tries to capture the details of rippling channels between tidal pools, dried sea weed, other vegetation and the light and space of the beach in her semi-abstract acrylic paintings.
During the 30 years she has been painting and exhibiting, Eisenhardt has tried to express her love and concern for nature and for colour. years.
“Up on the Beach” will be on display at the Fort Gallery from Oct. 23 to Nov. 10 with the opening reception on Friday, Oct. 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday at 9048 Glover Rd.
For further information, contact the gallery directly at 604-888-7411 or www.fortgallery.ca.