Circle of Light sculpture

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 VincenziDavid 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.


  • Comment by Jean-Guy Dallaire — February 4, 2013 @ 11:41 am

    I’m looking forward to exhibit with the society and also to participate further by demonstrating how I work with found objects. During a 20 minute presentation I will show how I find inspiration from stones, pebbles and concretions and how I compose with them. I will also demonstrate the process from the small scale to the larger cast in bronze.


  • Comment by Vicky — February 6, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

    We’re really looking forward to your presentations Jean-Guy! It’s a priviledge to have the opportunity for a ‘sneak peek’ inside the artistic process… to see what inspires you and how you translate that inspiration into works of art.

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