The Ocean has its silent caves,
Deep, quiet, and alone;
Though there be fury on the waves,
Beneath them there is none.
Earth’s surface is just over 70% water and contains five oceans, the largest being the one that nudges us here in British Columbia, the Pacific, which covers more than 30% of our planet’s surface.
This show, Oceans, celebrates the marine world above, below, and right alongside. Paintings, mixed media, and photography depict beaches, waves, sea creatures, shells, and seaweed. Other artists have made use of the ocean’s bounty by incorporating glass and seashells into vases and other mixed media pieces. But no depiction of the ocean would be complete without mermaids; these are made from clay, and there are also mermaid art dolls – even an anthropomorphic seagull art doll.
Be sure to see Oceans at Coast Collective, June 26th to July 14th. Please join us on Friday, June 28th from 7 to 9, for the Meet-the-Artists Reception.
Operated by the Society for Arts on the South Island (SASI), whose mission statement is to nurture British Columbia arts and culture … through the production and support of showcases of fine art and craft, the provision of arts education programs, public performances, and special community cultural events, Coast Collective is looking forward to hosting this event.
The Coast Collective Art Centre is open 11:00 to 5:00 Wednesday through Sunday. You can reach us at 250-391-5522 or email [email protected] for more information. http://www.coastcollective.ca