Friday, September 14, 2012
The Spirit of Water
Rivers of Peace exhibit opens Sept 28, looking for local artists
Released by Dehliah Simpere, Woodside Art Gallery
he Rivers of Peace Eco Arts Festival, September 28, 29 and 30, celebrates the life-giving waterways of the Fraser Valley of British Columbia through arts and action.
The festival includes a juried art exhibition with opening reception September 28, 7pm at Woodside Gallery, 100 Thousand Poets & Musicians For Change Eco Arts Salon September 29 and a Rivers Day Arts and Action Fair on September 30.
The festival is being presented by ACES: Actively Creating an Exceptional Society, Woodside Gallery and the newly minted Fraser Valley Chapter of Council of Canadians.
"The hope with the
festival is to inspire people to contemplate the spirit of water and
the importance of stewardship of this precious", says Kat Wahamaa,
ACES board member. "Its a very grassroots event, with something for
everyone, taking place right at the confluence of the beautiful
Harrison and Fraser rivers."
"We are seeking art in all mediums," says Dehlia Simpere, of Woodside Gallery.
The Call for Artists
deadline is September 20 and information is available on line at
There will also be a
screening of the documentary film Fraser River Journey. The film
follows a group of 12 B.C. First Nations youth on a raft trip down
the Fraser River. Wielding waterproof video cameras, the youths set
out to document their adventures on one of the most stunning and
diverse river systems in the world.
Carruthers visual art
works are exhibited and collected internationally. She works
internationally as a consultant and curator in the area of arts,
culture and sustainability, and lectures widely.
Sept. 28-Oct. 7 Art
Opening Reception Sept. 28 @ 7pm
Woodside Gallery, 2226 Lougheed Highway, Harrison Mills
Sept. 30 - Rivers Day
Arts & Action Fair 12~4pm
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