Artbeat – Arts & Culture from the Edge – April 30, 2021
‘Guardian’ by Hayley Bouzek

‘Nurturing a love for Nature’

“Discovering the creative force within is one of the most magical and empowering moments that can be seen in a Nature Sketch session. Seeing a child have that ‘A-Ha’ moment – the moment they understand their own creative potential to connect with nature using a pencil and know that this creativity will serve them for the rest of their lives, is truly one of the best sights you will ever see.”

– Robert Bateman

Robert Bateman is perceived by many to be one of the voices of reason and hope for healthy, rejuvenated and creative engagement with the natural world. Thus in honor of the Canadian Naturalist and Artists 90th birthday, the Monashee Arts Council has been distributing Bateman Foundation sketch books; a project encouraging artists of all ages to get out and connect with our surroundings.

Through his art Bateman shares with us ‘humanity’s relationship to the natural world’  MAC has invited artists of all ages and disciplines to share their nature themed art in our May show “Nurturing a love for

Nature”  running from Monday May 3 to Saturday May 29, 2021.

Various Bateman art as well as other nature based learning materials will also be on display at the gallery during the show.  If you haven’t picked up your Bateman sketchbook yet, we still have some at the gallery to distribute for those who want to get out and draw in nature.

Please come and enjoy the show.

You can also take home a piece of Bateman art of your own, MAC will be hosting a raffle for two  limited edition signed Bateman prints and a Bateman art book.  Cost of tickets $2 each or 3 for $5.  Draw date May 29, 2021

The Monashee Arts Council and Village Gallery are open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm at 1975 Vernon Street (Highway 6) Lumby.

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