Local artist, Linda Kuraoka, answered the call put forth by the Monashee Arts Council last month for pandemic art with her tribute to BC’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry. The artistic interpretation made using paper mache and a body form (typically used for sewing projects) is one of 25 pieces on display at The Village Gallery for the current art show “Beyond the Mask: A Collection of Pandemic Quarantine Art 2020”.
Linda’s artist’s statement gives some insight into the impact our Provincial Health Officer has had on her during the evolution of these pandemic times:
Title: BE KIND, BE CALM, BE SAFE
“Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health officer for BC has been our guide as we maneuver through the COVID-19 World Pandemic 2020. She is keeping us updated and informed. She is calm and firm in her encouragement to flatten the curve in our province. She is working tirelessly to keep us healthy and safe.
Her words “Be Kind, be Calm, Be Safe!”
Linda wanted to pay tribute to Dr. Henry to honour her knowledge and guidance as she feels she is someone to be respected and is an example of true Canadian.
The show runs until Saturday, August 29th at The Village Gallery located at 1975 Vernon Street, Lumby, BC. Hours of operation are Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm.