Art show in honour of saving wild salmon

Art show in honour of saving wild salmon

The world is certainly changing. A few weeks ago I saw a situation comedy on television where there was a Skype table set up at a wedding for guests who couldn’t attend in person. I thought it was a somewhat unusual and interesting concept but never expected to see it in real life. Then last Thursday evening one of the three artists showed up for the opening of their show at the Station House Gallery by Skype. Here Krista Liebe chats with Louise Towell from her home in Burnaby. To the right is one of her paintings. Towell and the other two artists in the April show, Maureen Lebourdais from Horsefly and Celia Brauer of False Creek, met through a watershed group and created their multi-media show Salmon Nation: Out of the Blue to draw attention to issues and to inspire communities to honour water and the role it plays in all life.  Towell is also founder of the popular wooden fish painting project, examples of which can be found on fences at Scout Island and in Horsefly.