Desirée Patterson is hosting an Earth Day artist talk at the Van Dop Gallery in Vancouver on April 22. Photo by Desirée Patterson

Photographer Desirée Patterson discusses art and the environment at Earth Day artist talk

Event being held at 2 p.m. at the Van Dop Gallery in Vancouver

Environmental artist Desirée Patterson is hosting an Earth Day artist talk this Saturday, April 22 at the Van Dop Gallery in Vancouver.

Beginning at 2 p.m., Patterson, who grew up in Langley, will discuss her current exhibit, Inspiring Preservation: An Alternate Perspective, and the ideas of environmental stewardship through photography and art.

In her work, Patterson morphs photographs of models with landscapes of cities, clear-cut forests and oil refineries to create juxtapositions that will start a larger conversation.

Inspiring Preservation: Alternative Perspectives, an exhibition curated for the Capture Photography Festival, will continue to show at the Van Dop Gallery until April 28.

For more information, visit vandopgallery.com.

See related feature on Patterson here.