November 26 - December 8: 
"North of 49": Landscape and Wildlife

Tracey Hawken, Photography
Elizabeth Russ, Paintings
 

Exhibition open: Tues - Fri 2 - 6pm
                           Sat & Sun 11 - 4pm

Opening Reception:
     Tuesday, November 26 from 6 - 9pm



Artist's Statement:  Tracey Hawken
The Spirit
sleeps in the rocks
breathes in the plants
dreams in the animals
and awakens in man
Ojibway Forest Lore


This show focuses on the beauty of the wild Canadian landscape.  The work is primarily from British Columbia in the rainforest and on the coast, and NWT/Nunavut focusing on the barren lands of the Thelon Wildlife Sanctuary.

While a lot of coastal shots emerge from the B.C. series, the NWT/Nunavut series explores an area of Canada few have seen.  It is a place where rivers and lakes remain unnamed and wildlife roam free without fear of man.  The barren lands are a part of the Precambrian shield and remain isolated by over 400 km from the nearest road or settlement.  Although it may have the name barren lands, it is anything but barren as it is full of flora and fauna.  This remote place does embody the spirit of the land, the wildlife, and the stars.

Some of the photographs are interpreted and painted by Elizabeth Russ.


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"BC Sea"
Acrylic on canvas
Elizabeth Russ

"This Land Series I"
Watercolour
Elizabeth Russ


Raven Haven Series
Watercolour
Elizabeth Russ


"This Land Series III"
Watercolour
Elizabeth Russ


"Gordon's Point"
Photograph
Tracey Hawken


"Cairn"
Photograph
Tracey Hawken


"Caribou Antler"
Photograph
Tracey Hawken


"Stones"
Photograph
Tracey Hawken


"B.C.Coast"
Photograph
Tracey Hawken


"Stormy Waves"
Photograph
Tracey Hawken


"Fish"
Photograph
Tracey Hawken