Returning to the art of gardening

Woodside Gallery group show celebrates art and culture of garden life

Woodside Gallery launches the season with a spring group show opening on Mother’s Day, with a garden theme and display of color that will get your creative imagination blooming.

The show, Return to the Garden, will celebrate the art and culture of gardening in the Fraser Valley and will explore the physical, social and spiritual aspects of gardening.

In this time of globalization, says curator Dehlia Simper, it is time to ‘return to the garden’ as a place of refuge and re-establish a harmonious co-existence with people, genetic bio-diversity and planet. “When we nurture the garden, we nurture ourselves by learning how to respect our physical body and the body of our planet, which is the garden of earth,” she says.

She believes “that our spiritual and physical evolution is the inner and outward reflection of self and nature.”

This exhibition will sample the many diverse talents of local artists close to its home near Agassiz, as well as some as far away as Vancouver. There will be paintings, photographs, prints, hand painted and constructed furniture, hand made glass, jewelry, wooden mushrooms, copper garden ornaments as well as more affordable and curious items that any mother would love.

The exhibition runs from May 13 to June 10 with an opening reception at 2 p.m. on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, with refreshments and door prizes.

Woodside Gallery is located at 2226 Lougheed Highway, Mount Woodside in Harrison Mills.

For more information go to www.woodsidegallery.ca or contact Dehlia at 604-615-7770.