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Christine A. Allan presents: Saving Nature

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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Christine A. Allan was born in Winnipeg Manitoba in 1957, moved to Vancouver BC in the 60's and has lived in a number of BC communities with her RCMP husband and two children. Christine studied Archaeology and Art History at Simon Fraser University and Fine Art at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, but she feels her art education began while living in a remote Native Indian community on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Whether it is creating art, or studying art history, art and music have been an important part of her life. Some of her pieces are inspired by her studies in art history as well as her respect and love of nature. Her work has won awards and has been shown locally and internationally. Many of her pieces are in private collections in Canada and the USA.

Christine feels strongly about protecting the environment and the animals that are endangered by the industries which are encroaching on their habitats. She therefore donates a portion of sales of her art to the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and the World Wildlife Fund.



ARTIST STATEMENT

I was raised in an emotionally charged environment where words where not used effectively to express feelings. My current work is a reflection of my need to express myself in the abstract. Creating art for me is not always about creating recognizable images, but expressing feelings in texture and colour. My work is layered with various media, starting with gesso on either canvas, cradled board, or paper. I then use layers of watercolour, acrylics, gouache and metallic paints sometimes adding other elements like rocks, crystals, and metal leaf. The process of creating is therapeutic to me as well as satisfying. My work reflects the innate need to create, to say something about how we feel about the world that words cannot.


http://www.cowichanpac.ca/event/saving-nature

Cost: Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Gallery | Exhibition
Location: Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
2687 James Street, Duncan
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More Info: Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
Cowichan Ticket Centre: (250) 748-7529
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