Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Eco Arts Festival connects people with water
Released by Dehliah Simpere, Deroche
he Rivers of Peace Eco Arts Festival Sept. 27th and 28th celebrates the life-giving waterways of the Fraser Valley of British Columbia through arts and action.
Presented by ACES: Actively Creating an Exceptional Society, Woodside Gallery and Inspirit Arts, the festival includes a juried art exhibition and Eco Arts Action Fair.
Rivers of Peace kicks off Friday, September 27 at 7pm with the opening reception of the visual arts exhibition at the Woodside Gallery, 2226 Lougheed Highway, Mount Woodside, and features artists from around the Lower Mainland. The exhibition runs from September 27 to October 6, 2012.
The Eco Arts Fair takes place September 28 from 12-4pm, also at Woodside Gallery and is part of the 100 Thousand Poets & Musicians For Change events taking place worldwide that day. Come and learn about our amazing watershed, how to be a good steward, enjoy the exhibition and the talents of local writers and musicians and join in creating a community mosaic and other hands-on-art activities. Poets, songwriters and storytellers that are interested in participating and sharing their water themed work on September 28 at the Eco Arts Fair are encouraged to contact Kat via email here.
The hope of the organizers is to inspire people to contemplate the spirit of water and the importance of stewardship of this precious gift. Its a very grassroots event, with something for everyone, taking place just above the confluence of the beautiful Harrison and Fraser Rivers.
Woodside Gallery is located at 2226 Lougheed Highway, Harrison Mills
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