June 6 – August 29, 2008
Po-lar: VANS Members’ Exhibition
Featuring works by: Becky Thompson, G.E. Newsome, Sarah Jane Conklin, Terry Drahos, Natan Nevo, Rod Mackay, Donna Underwood, Carol Morrow, Andrea Pottyondy, James MacSwain, Kenny Boone, Teena Marie Fancey, Giselle Beauchamp, Shaun Richardson, Vicki MacLean, Kathy Richards, Felicity Redgrave, Biserka Turčić, Virginia McCoy, Maxine Hannaby, Nieves Santos, Laurel Christine Rath, Jacqueline Steudler, Patricia Gonzalez Rivero, Zeqirja Rexhepi, Rowland Marshall and Anna Horsnell Wade.
An exhibition of 28 works by 28 members of Visual Arts Nova Scotia responding to the theme: Polar.
“Climate change is having an increasing impact worldwide. The polar regions of our planet are important indicators of climate change because they both reflect and compel changes throughout the globe. The landscapes of snow and ice are continuously melting and opening up, allowing and inspiring scientific research – research that is going further and deeper than ever before. The International Council for Science (ICSU) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has named March 2007 to March 2009 International Polar Years, a program gathering Arctic and Antarctic research from scientists all over the world.”