Flora and Fauna, a group exhibition by the Sculptors’ Society of British Columbia (SSBC) will be on display from February 9 through March 17 under the Bloedel Conservatory dome. “Prentice Bloedel’s original gift to the city was not only the Conservatory, but also Vancouver’s most famous and valuable sculpture, Knife Edge – Two Piece by Henry Moore, located beside the iconic dome. Art and nature have gone hand-in-hand from the beginnings of the Conservatory” says Garden Director, Harry Jongerden.
Exhibition sculptures are produced in a variety of materials such as bronze, copper, marble, granite, serpentine, exotic woods and terra cotta. 15 SSBC members – Alexander Schick, Benjamin Lee, Claire Murgatroyd, Cliff Vincenzi, David Walker, Hamb Davtyan, James Fletcher, Jean-Guy Dallaire, Josette Martinet, Ken Clarke, Linda Schmidt, Louise S. Weir, Sam Hesse, Svetlana Sloan, and Tary Majidi – will be represented in the show.
Many of these artists have pieces featured in the permanent collections of the Canadian Embassy (Washington, DC), Museum of Nature (Ottawa), York University (Toronto), United Nations Office (Yerevan, Armenia) and Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel (Vancouver).
SSBC member Jean-Guy Dallaire will be on site Tuesdays and Fridays from 1 to 4 pm to give live demonstrations and to discuss the methodology in creating sculptural works of art.
‘We look to the SSBC show as being the first of many such exhibits to come in the future. We want to bring in more shows and events that will attract the public to this beautiful interior landscape,” says Mr. Jongerden. This February and March, escape the cold and enjoy Celebration of Nature in the Conservatory’s unique tropical setting.
Celebration of Nature: Flora and Fauna
Dates: February 9 through March 17, 10 am to 4 pm
Venue: The Bloedel Conservatory, 4600 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Admission: $5.60 adults; free for kids under three years of age
Pieces are for sale with partial proceeds going to benefit The Bloedel Conservatory.