Gallery: End-of-winter stroll through Vanderhoof art

Some Vanderhoof residents may have seen more colours than those brought by early spring last month.



Some Vanderhoof residents may have seen more colours than those brought by early spring last month.

On March 18, eight Vanderhoof artists showcased artwork in various medium through Winter blahs Art Walk in three downtown locations.

Michael Rees in the Vanderhoof Public Library; Christine Friedrichsmeier, Annerose Georgeson, Eillen Hutson, Erin Hutson, and Clare Singleton in Burrard Studios; and Mary Lynn Lawrence and Ron Martin at Mary Lynn Design Hair and Art.

For art enthusiast Monica Rach, who studied public art in post-secondary education, art is important for people’s wellbeing.

“Art interprets how we look at life,” Rach said. “Developing one’s creative processes is key to living well.

“We get to see and experience the nuances of life between the solid lines…it grows tolerance, health, and curiosity.”

Endako artist Clare Singleton is recording change in northern B.C. small communities with her art.

“I focus on what I’m living at this moment,” Singleton said. “It’s about how you have a richness beyond your existence, that’s where art is.” Her project will be shown in Prince Rupert’s Museum of Northern British Columbia this fall.

Fraser Lake artist Eileen Hudson, recently moved from Kitimat two years ago, presented a series of acrylic canvas panels displayed at the Burrard Studios during Winter blahs Art Walk on March 18.

Her series represent her proximity to the sea and depict shells that were collected from the coast of Haida Gwaii.

Her inspiration stems from light, and she’s keen on portraying light as much as possible, Hudson said.