Patterns & Parallels ~ The Great Imperative to Survive
This summer there will be an exhibition of photographs by Dr. Roberta Bondar: Patterns & Parallels ~ The Great Imperative to Survive.
Patterns & Parallels ~ The Great Imperative to Survive is a timely exhibition that highlights the great distances and habitats needed by three endangered or threatened international migratory birds that are now facing the challenge of climate change—the Lesser Flamingo, the Whooping Crane and the Piping Plover. This initiative was inspired by the natural phenomena of avian migration coupled with Dr. Bondar’s lifelong passion for flight and her unique perspective of planet Earth gained on her pioneering international space mission in 1992.
The exhibition consists of 30-35 large, dramatic colour ChromaLuxe metal (edge to edge) prints of Dr. Bondar ‘s aerial and surface images, plus selected NASA space images. The prints have a rear metal mounting back to give the print a floating-off-the-wall feel that mimics flight of both bird and astronaut.
Videos accompanying the exhibition allow us to see and experience bird behaviours first-hand, from chick to adult along their migration routes. The backstory videos of a Canadian icon at work in the field inspire us as we understand the importance of examining and minimizing our impact on planet Earth.
Members' Exhibition - Dreams & Desires
November 2, 2023
This exhibition invites you to explore your inner world and share your dreams and desires with us. It is a wide-open theme that can result in a realistic subject, or it can be completely surreal. As you know, in actual dreams, we have capabilities that we do not have in real life. Actual dreams allow us to “experience” things that otherwise we never could.
Each and every one of us also has dreams and desires that inspire us to work hard, to move towards the realization of that dream. These dreams and goals are part of our existence. Without them we would not be motivated, we would have nothing to look forward to. However, our dreams and desires change over time. We evolve as we collect different experiences which shift our thoughts. Sometimes we look back and wonder where some of our dreams and desires came from; what was our thinking, what was the rationale for them. Some dreams and desires never come to fruition, and some do materialize. We can look at dreams and desires with hope, satisfaction, humor, or disappointment. Regardless, they have enormous importance for our happiness and for our fulfillment. Never give up on dreams!
This theme can also depict an actual dream that stayed with you for a long time. It is a known fact that some artists painted their dreams as these dreams were so powerful or recurring that they had a calling to paint them.
We hope that this theme will be an inspiration for every artist to create something that is personal and meaningful to them. It will be another interesting and inspiring exhibition of AGA Members who have amazing talent and abilities.
We look forward to another successful Members’ exhibition!
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