Celebrating Canada’s Parks
|WHERE||Collingwood Public Library, Sainte Marie Street, Collingwood, ON, Canada Map|
|WHEN||Nov 01/17 12:00 AM - Nov 30/17 12:00 AM|
The Collingwood Public Library features artist Erika Dick in her solo show
Celebrating Canada’s Parks through Fine Art and Photography.
The show runs from Nov. 1- Nov. 30, 2017 in the Art Walk and the Bridge Gallery at the Collingwood Library.
Erika Dick is a local artist who wanted to celebrate Canada’s 150th. Birthday by exhibiting her paintings of scenes from many of Canada’s Parks. Parks include National, Provincial and Municipal parks.
In addition to twenty-seven original paintings the show includes a slide show of over 300 photographs from different Canadian Parks. The paintings and photographs showcase such popular parks as Flowerpot Island, Killarney, Algonquin, Banff, and Jasper. In addition some local parks and conservation areas such as Eugenia Falls, and Inglis Falls are also included. Photos also include the East Coast with scenes from The Cabot Trail, N.S., and PEI.
“I’m not a professional photographer but I wanted to give visitors a taste of some of these beautiful places in Canada. Hopefully people will be inspired to visit some of these parks”, she said.
When asked why she chose Canada’s Parks she replied, “I came to Canada as a child, as an immigrant. I became a Canadian Citizen. I’ve been taught to appreciate this country and what it stands for. I’ve always travelled across Canada and visited many of the parks. When I started painting 13 years ago it seemed natural to paint these beautiful scenes of Canada’s wilderness. As we celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial I want people to think about how lucky they are to be Canadians and to be surrounded by such beauty”.
The art show is on for the month of November and raises funds for the ongoing work of the Collingwood Library. Thirty percent of all sales support future programming.