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An Environmental Concern for the Earth’s Destruction

Horst Loewel Gallery 037

 October 3 – October 30, 2008

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

In Horst Loewel’s exhibit, the artist demonstrates, through painting, the way humankind is contributing to the destruciton of Earth. All his paintings are expressive, meaningful and represent the seriousness of some of the world’s largest environmental concerns. With this exhibition he intended to demonstrate what may soon become reality. He also points out what big companies do to our planet including mass forest deconstruction and the mass production of oil.

Loewel’s paintings do depict the beauty of nature. His uses bold colors and powerful imagery in surreal, dreamlike landscapes. There are few human figures in his work, implicating a purity of nature and its supremacy over mankind.

Some of Loewel’s paintings depict his point of view of what will happen if we do not start taking better care, and others depict his interpretation of how these problems began. He hopes to inspire the next generation to preserve the Earth by representing the seriousness of the issue. He wants the younger generation to further understand what it means to live on this beautiful planet and that everyone can make a difference. He hopes this exhibition may encourage other people to look at how they can contribute to preserving our planet.


This Earth

Lisa Murray
Lisa Murray

June 4 – July 27, 2008

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

Lisa Murray’s This Earth explores texture, movement, and colour through acrylic paint and collage technique. In this exhibition are paintings predominantly from two juxtaposed series: Light Catchers responds organically to the quality of light throughout the day, while her diptychs and triptychs create space for exploration in movement and repetition. All of these paintings reflect the dynamism and transformative qualities of the light sources and media which inspire Murray to “capture some of the beauty of This Earth”.

Three Rivers/Wild Waters, Sacred Places

June 24 – December 23, 2005

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

The Three Rivers exhibit features works by 11 artists, writers, journalists and photographers that embarked on three separate but simultaneous journeys along the Snake, the Wind, and the Bonnet Plume Rivers. All three rivers are a part of the Peel River Basin, the traditional territory of both the Nacho Nyak Dun and Tetlit Gwich’in First Nations. This remarkable project was orchestrated by CPAWS-Yukon (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society) and took place over 18 days in August, 2004.