A major art show opens this weekend in North Bay with 50-plus works by 18 artists on display by the NOVAH Gallery at the coworking176.space on the corner of Lakeshore Drive and Gertrude Street.
Respect for Earth is being unveiled Saturday with an opening reception Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. at the former Tweedsmuir elementary school, which has been re-designed and renovated to serve a variety of small businesses, organizations and artists.
"This exhibition arises in response to the climate crisis and need for action toward sustainability," states organizer Sarah Carlin-Ball in a media release. "Join us on May 5th for the opening reception and the opportunity to reimagine one’s place on this universal gem we call Earth.
"All visitors are invited to bring a small offering (feather, pinecone, pebble, etc), to come from a place of generosity, and to feel connected to each other and all diverse forms of life on Earth. Participate in building a process piece that will evolve throughout the duration of the show and symbolize our commitment to protect and take responsibility for our home."
A World Meditation Hour will be held May 19 with the show running until June 15.
Sponsors include Llahrgon Developments & Bur Oak Resources, Michelle’s Frame Maker & Gallery, Toyota, and Shannondale Pet Hospital.
Curatorial assistance provided by Nipissing Region Curatorial Collective.
Follow the exhibition as it unfolds at https://www.facebook.com/respectforourearth/