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Environmental consciousness meets art at New Westminster gallery

You can hear Victoria Mitchell talk about her 100-day environmental project at the Gallery at Queen's Park.
Common Threads, featuring work by Victoria Mitchell, is underway at the Gallery at Queen's Park until March 26.

Interconnections between entities and our interdependence with the natural world are explored in the latest exhibition at the Gallery at Queen’s Park.

Common Threads, featuring work by Victoria Mitchell, is on at the gallery until March 26.

Mitchell will give an artist talk on Sunday, March 19 between 1 and 3 p.m., sharing stories about a 100-day environmental project she completed last year.

“This project was an important venture, in finding ways to express environmental sensitivities through artwork,” Mitchell said in a statement. “Many who followed my work through the project commented on how much they learned from the discussions around the visual creations. This inspires me greatly, to continue communicating, for all of our habitual awareness of our sensitive surroundings.”

Her Common Threads exhibition explores the interconnections and relationships between us and the world around us.

“In painting and illustrating, tangential relationships can reach each other visibly, in ways that might otherwise be undefined,” she said. “I find that engaging the energies and networks that exist within ourselves and with the environment is an important way to demonstrate the interdependence we have with the natural world.”

The Gallery at Queen’s Park is in Centennial Lodge (near the bandshell).  It’s open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free, but donations toward ongoing gallery operations are accepted.

The Arts Council of New Westminster hosts a regular Third Sunday at the Gallery series featuring the artist whose work appears on its walls.

You can find out more at the Arts Council of New Westminster website.

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