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New Westminster gallery explores the beauty of local nature

Explore the work of Eric Hotz in a new exhibition from Feb. 2 to 27
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The Gallery at Queen's Park is presenting the work of Eric Hotz in Looking at Local Nature, Feb. 2 to 27.

The Arts Council of New Westminster is bringing the beauty of nature into its gallery for a new exhibition in February.

Looking at Local Nature, featuring the work of artist Eric Hotz, runs from Feb. 2 to 27 at the Gallery at Queen’s Park.

The exhibition explores local nature, including its fauna and its geographical features – lakes, valleys and mountains – along with the skies that hang over them.

Hotz’s artwork focuses on the natural world within a two-hour drive of his home in Maple Ridge – from Richmond and Stanley Park all the way to Manning Park. The works on display include both acrylic and ink on canvas.

“My goal is to explore my region through my artwork to allow people to feel and see the beauty that is within easy reach of everyone who lives in and around the Greater Vancouver area,” he said.

“There are so many beautiful locations close to where I live waiting to be discovered that I can turn into paintings. There are several lifetimes’ worth of paintings waiting to be discovered and rendered.”

The Gallery at Queen’s Park is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

You can find the gallery in Centennial Lodge, Queen's Park (near the bandshell).

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