‘Nurturing a Love for Nature’ – Connecting through nature

‘Nurturing a Love for Nature’, the latest show sponsored by the Monashee Arts Council, is on display now at the Village Gallery, 1975 Vernon Street, Lumby. 

Collaborating with the Bateman Foundation, the Monashee Arts Council will be holding a raffle for two Bateman prints and a book of Bateman paintings. As well as a display of various Robert Bateman prints and reference materials there will also be a wide selection of local art celebrating our connection with the natural world around us: quilts, photography, paintings in oil and acrylic, prints and 3D art show how our love of nature can inspire a range of responses.

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.

Connect In Nature. Inspire Our World. The Bateman Foundation’s mission is to promote the preservation and sustainability of the environment. To achieve this goal, we maintain an art gallery to perpetuate, protect, enhance and promote the artistic and cultural legacy of nature-inspired artists, including Robert Bateman. We also support and develop educational programs relating to the environment and nature-inspired artists.

Cost of tickets $2 each or 3 for $5.  Draw date May 29, 2021

Respecting Covid, the volunteers and staff at the Village Gallery encourage viewers to respect social distancing and health requirements as you take advantage of this inspiring show.

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