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O’Connor Group Art Gallery – ART that BREATHES by Patricia Peters

Chilliwack – The latest exhibit taking up residence in the O’Connor Group Art Gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre is an evocative collection of works from local artist Patricia Peters. From May 17 to Jun 25, ART that Breathes will be open to the public through the authority given by Fraser Heath (with strict social distancing protocols in place).

Patricia’s exhibit brings together works that she created during the current pandemic as well as in recent years. She is thrilled to be showcasing her contemporary pieces with everyone and sharing how she sees the world through her art.

“Colour relationships are the most important tool I have, but I still pay attention to strong values and shapes. I’m always looking for a way to breathe life into my work with how the trees are moving in the wind, water cascade over the rocks, the ocean swells, how it lifts you up and down. It makes us feel alive. This allows me total freedom and evokes strong reactions from the viewer.” Says artist Patricia Peters. “It has always been important to paint the places and things that I love, as it fosters hope for the future, memories of past adventures, and connection with each other. These works are a spiritual response to the land and how things have endured the challenges of living and breathing.”

“I’ll also be showing a small body of abstract work. These explore patterns of colour, line and texture, incorporating wax treatments and collage,” Patricia continues. “I invite people to come to the gallery to meet me and to even get a glimpse of how my work is created, as I will be working in the gallery Thursdays and Fridays.”

There is no charge for admission. Gallery hours are from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Monday to Friday (closed on Holidays). You can visit the Chilliwack Cultural Centre to view this stunning exhibit, witnessing this perfect example of how art can transform the world around us into something truly inspiring and new.

The re-opening of the O-Connor Group Art Gallery will limit patrons to five at a time to ensure proper social distancing. Face masks covering both nose and mouth must be worn at all times by anyone entering the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, and enhanced operating protocols must be followed.

Walk With Me by Patricia Peters

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