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'Landscape, Migration, & Wildness'

posted Feb 14, 2017, 3:53 PM by Executive Director
'Landscape, Migration, & Wildness' 

by the lovely and talented Stephanie Kellett.

Showing Jan 13- Feb 11

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday January 13th 6pm-8:30pm
Where: VISAC Gallery, 1501 Trail, BC (lower level Selkirk College Building Who: all are invited!
What: Celebrate and take in the perspective and beauty captured by local artist Stephanie Kellett, while experiencing the soundscapes created by her partner Robert E. Livingood to accompany the exhibit. All the while mingling with the fun art-interested peoples from around the Basin. Light refreshments offered.


A lil' about the Artist:
http://www.stephkellett.com/
Stephanie Kellett is a contemporary illustrative painter of animals and landscapes based in the Slocan Valley in BC. Although she received a Diploma in Fine Arts in 2003, and then a subsequent Degree in Art History in 2008, Stephanie is a self-taught painter. Her work often involves layers of acrylic washes and glazes, illustrative imagery, collage, and deal with themes that revolve around feminist views of nature and spirit of place as she aims aims to tell the stories of landscape through art.

A lil' bit more insight for you into 'Migration, Landscape, and Wildness':

The motivation to create this body of work came during a three week excursion in September of 2014 where artist, Stephanie Kellett, and partner, Robert E. Livingood, followed one of the largest sockeye salmon runs ever recorded to enter British Columbia's interior. Their journey began at the edge of Tsilhqoti'in Territory near Sheep Range Provincial Park, where tens of thousands of sockeye veer west from the Fraser into the milky teal Chilcotin River system. From there the pair traversed some 170 kms across the dry Chilcotin Plateau to reach the salmon's destination of the pristine, teal, glacial-fed waters of Chilco Lake. By day Stephanie and Rob would stand on the banks of the river watching salmon persevere against baffling odds, and at night they slept on the same ground where a possible 140 grizzly bears had also gathered for the salmon. Being immersed in unadulterated wildness heightened the artist's senses, humbled and terrified her, and left her in awe as she observed the raw process of life, death, and rebirth play out before her in a landscape of incomprehensible beauty. Through this interpretation of the salmon's journey, Stephanie Kellett hopes to celebrate the Chilcotin Plateau, the salmon, the landscapes they travel through, and the creatures who nourish from them along the way.
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