How Green Is Your Muse? at Surrey Art Gallery

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  • Splendour of the natural world celebrated at Surrey Art Gallery
    Filipino Music and Art Foundation: How Green Is Your Muse?

    November 16, 2019–February 2, 2020

    Surrey, BC – The Filipino Music and Art Foundation is proud to present an exhibition of nature-themed artwork at Surrey Art Gallery. How Green Is Your Muse? will be on display from November 16, 2019 to February 2, 2020. A special opening reception featuring live music, food, and introductory remarks will be held at the Gallery on November 23, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.

    How Green Is Your Muse? is both a celebration of nature and a plea for universal action to preserve and protect it. Prompted by the idea of nature as inspiration, 12 emerging and established Filipino-Canadian artists have prepared their work for display at Surrey Art Gallery. In an exhibit of catalytic artworks, they convey visceral images of peaceful, majestic environments, while provoking viewers to imagine a world without clean air and devastated by the effects of harmful human activity.

    Based in B.C., the Filipino Music and Art Foundation (FMAAF) invited a dozen artists to represent their feelings about nature. Contemporaries Danvic Briones, Ileta Buenaventura, Tessie Dichupa, Jo Galang, Mayo Landicho, Edgardo Lantin, Lenore RS Lim, Chito Maravilla, Esmie Gayo McLaren, Bert Monterona, Soliman L. Poonon, and Broderick Wong deliver a feast for the eyes. Media vary widely, from carving, printmaking, and traditional painting, to collage with found objects and painting with soil.

    According to FMAAF founder Lenore RS Lim, “In caring for the environment, it takes the action of each determined individual to effect a significant impact. Similarly, in this exhibit, the creations of each accomplished artist generate a powerful collection of art.”

    The Filipino Music and Art Foundation is thankful for the support of the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver.About Filipino Music and Art Foundation in B.C.

    Founded 40 years ago by Jose and Lenore Lim, the Filipino Music and Art Foundation in B.C. is dedicated to inspiring and developing the artistic potential of deserving individuals, as well as supporting artists with recognizable artistic merit. The foundation seeks to provide affordable and accessible educational and co-operative opportunities in the making of fine arts in the community-at-large, as well as to enhance public exposure of deserving artists. Over the years, the foundation has presented exhibits and collaborated with various organizations in bringing concert pianists, dance troupes, and choral groups for performances in Vancouver. The Foundation also developed, organized, and presented Philippine Cultural Nights in the Greater Vancouver area.

    About Surrey Art Gallery

    Internationally recognized for its award-winning programs, Surrey Art Gallery, located at 13750 88 Avenue in Surrey, is the second largest public art museum in Metro Vancouver. Founded in 1975, the Gallery presents contemporary art by local, national, and international artists, including digital and audio art. Its extensive public programs for children through to adults aim to engage the public in an ongoing conversation about issues and ideas that affect our communities and to provide opportunities to interact with artists and the artistic process. Admission is free. Surrey Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of the City of Surrey, Province of BC through BC Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, and the Surrey Art Gallery Association.

     

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