Great Blue Heron with Drummonds Rush

Laura Ashton, Great Blue Heron with Drummonds Rush, 2017, watercolour, 23 x 22 in.

Impermanence focuses on a grassland study area near Vernon. Watercolour illustrations and a video compilation highlight the beauty and frailty of nature through changing seasons.

Opening Reception | Thursday, May 25, 6-8 p.m. at VPAG

Join me at the opening reception of Impermanence this Thursday at the Vernon Public Art Gallery! I would be thrilled to meet you at the opening this Thursday night. Please feel free to bring guests, and don’t hesitate to introduce yourself if we have not yet met in person.

The gallery invites you and guests to the opening reception of four new exhibitions, Emergence by UBCO BFA Graduates, Arctic Sojourn by Nicola Tibbetts, Impermanence by Laura Ashton, and You Are Here by Teen Junction. Enjoy an evening of art, music, appies, beer, wine and punch. Admission is by donation. The gallery is located underneath the downtown Vernon parkade at 3228 31st Ave.

VPAG Curator
“The Okanagan valley has been experiencing a population growth and an influx of people from other parts of the province and the rest of Canada. The demand for housing and amenities for people has been steadily increasing and the new development of massive subdivisions is increasingly encroaching on the grassland habitat around the valley. Ashton’s exhibition Impermanence was produced within the context of urban development and the endangerment of the grassland ecosystem.”

– Lubos Culen
Curator, Vernon Public Art Gallery