Gallery in the Park opens for fifth season 0
ALTONA -- A journey through history, and a journey of the heart.
This describes just two of the amazing exhibits on display during the fifth season at Altona's Gallery in the Park.
The 2012 season showcases the work of two Winnipeg artists, a wide variety of creations by local artists, as well as the addition of several permanent pieces.
One of these pieces is the striking figure called "Points of View - Harmony", created by Morley Meyers of Salt Spring Island, B.C.
This sculpture is about living in harmony with the different views all around you, and is part of a series Meyers has been working on for the past decade.
"It's exciting to have the piece at this gallery," he said at the official season opening June 1.
The gallery committee also unveiled the addition of two permanent pieces by local artist, Ken Loewen.
The gallery's main floor features the work of naturalist Don McMaster.
This exhibit includes a nine painting collection depicting the life of David Thompson, Canada's famous explorer, fur trader and map maker.
With excerpts from Thompson's journals, McMaster travelled to every location described by the explorer, bringing history to life.
In the gallery's second floor, you'll find the work of local artists, as well as an exhibit that brought tears to many visitors' eyes.
Project Angel includes the sketches, paintings and sculptures of Cliff Derksen. Derksen shares his journey through the days following the 1984 murder of his daughter Candice, and is a raw, painfully honest display of grief, hope and redemption.