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Serving the Tri-Cities for over 20 years, the Art Gallery at Evergreen engages visitors through curated exhibitions, activated by public programs and our dynamic school workshops. The AGE focuses on contemporary art and ideas explored by professional artists working in all media. We also support young artists through our annual Emerging Talent exhibition, which features work by local high school students from School District 43. We believe that art is integral to the fabric of daily life and seek opportunities to connect people with artists and the creative process.
EXHIBITION ON NOW
Exhibition image: Judith M. Atkinson, The Return of the Goddess, 2018, acrylic on wooden panel, Photo: Ted Clarke.
November 17, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Saturday, November 17, 3pm-5pm. Bring your family and come early for our free Westminster Savings Family Days art activity from 1pm-4pm.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Throughout her career, painter Judith M. Atkinson has been captivated by the ancient Western world and themes of feminine empowerment, mystical journeys and mythological figures. Her experiences with antiquity, heightened by recent travels to significant archaeological sites such as Delphi, the Parthenon and ruins in Sicily, are brought into her paintings, both abstract and representational. In her newest body of work, Atkinson dives deeply into a painterly exploration of sacred sites, the cosmos and Greek mythology to create a large-scale installation environment designed specifically for the Art Gallery at Evergreen, complemented by a soundscape composed by Joël Tibbits.
Judith M. Atkinson is an artist whose work ranges from painting, to assemblage sculpture with nontraditional materials, to installation works with sound and dance performances. In addition to exhibiting extensively across the Lower Mainland, she is also a fine art instructor at Langara College, Vancouver, and the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby, and has been an artist-in-residence with the Vancouver School Board and the Vancouver Parks Board. She has designed and led painting tours for Langara College to Tuscany, Italy, a country where she also completed some of her training. Atkinson received her Advanced Diploma, Honours in Painting, awarded by Jack Shadbolt, from Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver, and also studied at the Banff School of Fine Arts and Capilano College, North Vancouver. She is the recipient of awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council, and the Banff Centre. Atkinson is a gardener and active in the environmental and political communities, including contributing to the book Carmanah: Artistic Visions of an Ancient Giant Rainforest. She is based in Port Moody, BC.