Meet the Artists - OneTree Exhibit
Saturday February 1st 10 AM – 4 PM
470 Belleville Street, Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
I will be attending the 'Meet the Artists' event at the Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature on Saturday, Feb. 1st. It's a great chance to chat with some of the artists and hear about their inspiration, process and disasters. All day long admission will be 50% off* and various oneTree artists will be on site to answer your questions. Artists in attendance: Bev Thompson of Studio 553, Frank Armich, Christi York, Scott Gillies, Sue Pyper. #yyjevents #yyjarts
It is an honour to be a part of the third OneTree Exhibit. This year, Live Edge Design invited over 70 artists, which were each given pieces of a giant Bigleaf maple to create something for a group exhibition in the Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature. I was inspired by Frances Barkley, the first woman to circumnavigate the globe (without deception) who also happened to live in a house beside this beautiful 200 year old tree. It must have been terribly scary embarking on a voyage of this magnitude, especially at only 17 years of age. I thought a fitting symbol for Frances would be a swan, which makes a remarkable journey every year to its nesting grounds. The exhibit this year is fabulous, with such a range of amazing creations! Go see it, if you can.