|Tree of Diversity by Kathy Tidswell w 22"x h36"|
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Kathy Tidswell, Artist Statement: My mythical tree reflects the diversity in my community by using different colours and species to reflect races. Look for an Olympic medalist, a Juno award winner, first player to break NHL colour barrier, founding president of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women in Canada and first First Nations Lieutenant Governor.
|MacKay Barns Imagined by Deb Plestid w42"x h25"|
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The largest barn was built near Spiddle Hill, Nova Scotia, circa 1834. Owned by the MacKay family for seven generations, these silent sentinels are emblematic libraries - symbolic bearers of knowledge, memory, optimism and cooperation. They bear witness to innovative skills, industriousness and self-sufficiency; where form followed function and buildings were constructed from readily available timber and stone.
|Unique Identities 2 by Regina Marzlin w24.5"by h41"|
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|Unravelling, Unliveable, eXtinction. It's Up to Us|
by Susan Lilley w38" x h41"
|Unravelling, Unliveable, eXtinction. |
It's Up to Us detail
As a Raging Granny I’ve been in many climate marches, singing protest songs about the issue. The song that inspired this quilt ends with the words: It’s really Up to all of Us: You and You and You. Our response to climate change must include everyone. There’s no planet B!
|Reflections on Mortality by Audrey Feltham w37"x h25"|
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|Necessity of Survival by Audrey Feltham w 35" x h 29"|
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|U R Colour by Anne Morrell Robinson w50"x h55"|
|U R Colour detail|
Anne Morrell Robinson Artist Statement: I never understood why some people are called "coloured" when we all are made up of many colours on the inside and outside. We should celebrate all the colours that make this world a beautiful place.
|Canadiana Suite: A Tribute to Oscar Peterson |
by Cathy Drummond w28"x h24"
|Canadiana Suite: A Tribute to |
Oscar Peterson detail
The ovals in the piece represent the 8 parts of the Suite: Ballad to the East, Laurentide Waltz, Place St. Henri, Hogtown Blues, Blues of the Prairies, Wheatland, March Past, and Land of Misty Giants.
|The Pond by Helen Blanchette w36"xh36"|
Helene Blanchette Artist Statement: My world is deeply coloured by the land and the natural world where I live in the Highlands of Cape Breton. It is this land, steeped in beauty and dramatic, changing moods, that informs my every day and imbues my art. With this piece I have tried to capture the many changing moods of the Highlands.
|Picnic on the Mound by Helene Blanchette w20"xh20"|