The lockdowns of the previous year have meant we have had to find new ways to keep ourselves busy, thus allowing many to either hone skills they already possessed or for some to explore new skills. MAC has invited these artisans to show you their applied art skills in this special showcase.
Dates: August 2nd to 28th
MAC will also be sponsoring three fibre art demonstrations by the Monashee Weavers at Arbor park gazebo on August 7th , 21st and 28th be sure to join us for this amazing learning experience
The Monashee Arts Council (MAC) is currently hosting their new show at the Village Gallery, which underlines the relationship of art and nature.
In 1699, Maria Sibylla Merian, a 52-year-old German artist and naturalist, travelled with her adult daughter Dorothea to Surinam in South America, and was the first person to accurately observe insects as they transformed from egg, pupa, cocoon, and caterpillar to adult form—called metamorphosis. And the mutuality of plants and animals was accurately portrayed; her beautiful, detailed paintings were not just still life.
Local Artists have come together to illustrate how native and non-native plants in bloom carry on the natural cycle of attracting pollinators such as bees, flies, wasps, beetles, moths, hummingbirds, and butterflies for mutual benefit. This important process is important to the natural cycle including that which allows humans to produce many of the foods commonly found on our own tables, what a wonderful way to give thanks to these important creatures.
The show will be running from July 2nd to July 31st the Village Gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, at 1975 Vernon St. (Hwy.6).