'Connections' Art Exhibit features PW Eelgrass
Teresa Gagné contacted Project Watershed to request use of our photos of eelgrass planting in Royston as part of their art exhibit. The photo was used by artist Bettina Matzkuhn in her creation of a piece entitled “Weighting for the Herring”. The pieces measures 23x30x4cm (9”x12”x1.5”) and is priced at $950. “We are excited to be a part of this initiative which helps raise awareness about our restoration work.” reports Caila Holbrook, Project Watershed Outreach Coordinator.
“Weighting for the Herring” was inspired by a talk given by eelgrass expert and PW consultant Cynthia Durance, and the accompanying booklet features photos of one of our K’ómoks Estuary eelgrass restoration projects. On the box cover, a single, weighted eelgrass sprig drifts downwards to make a new start on the shallow sea bottom. Inside are Matzkuhn’s impressions of a mature eelgrass bed, its green blades richly ornamented with pearly herring eggs, or swaying gently in the current, teeming with a school of little silvery fish. The remaining boxes in the series are also delightful and the other “Connections” partnerships have resulted in works which are equally compelling and thought provoking. Barbara Heller’s woven tapestry “Regeneration” is a powerful exploration of the destructive and regenerative power of fire, while Eleanor Hanna’s “The Treatment of H2O in Vancouver” is a whimsical interpretation of water treatment, delicately hand-sketched in black embroidery floss. In the large appliqué/embroidery piece “City of Glass”, Matzkuhn returns to the marine environment with an exquisite, yet playful view of life in BC’s glass sponge reefs.
Thursday May 11, 2017 – June 21, 2017,
10-6pm every day at the BC Craft Council’s Crafthouse Gallery,
1386 Cartwright St., Vancouver BC, V6H 3R8.
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A variety of native plants, shrubs and trees will be established at Kus-kus-sum as part of the restoration process. This will not only provide food, shelter and habitat for fish and wildlife but also help mitigate climate change. Check out this video to find out more.
Project Watershed’s Kus-kus-sum project is important for supporting the broader Salish Sea Ecosystem. The project will restore habitat for fish and wildlife, attenuate flooding, and create habitat connectivity to adjacent conservation lands in the estuary. Kus-kus-sum provides habitat for mobile species, such as salmon, that utilize the broader Salish Sea ecosystem in their lives.
On July 23, we invite you to pour yourself a glass of nice wine, coffee or tea, settle into your comfiest chair with your laptop or other device and enjoy Project Watershed’s first ever, online Annual General Meeting.
Project Watershed worked with local artist Robert Lundquist to create this video which outlines how nature will be restored at Kus-kus-sum.
This film highlights why people, businesses, schools etc… are supporting the Kus-kus-sum Project.
This film gives a glimpse of what the old Field Sawmill site (Kus-kus-sum) could look like once it is transformed into nature.
Due to COVID-19 the film fest has been postponed. The new date for the event will be posted here as soon as it has been rescheduled.
Ken Kirkby and Nana Cook have donated 43 of their paintings and seven from their collection for a semi-formal gala event to raise funds and awareness for the purchase and restoration of Kus-kus-sum through the engaging and powerful medium of art and the promise of getting a great deal. Each painting is worth between $1,500 and $4,000. 50 ART DRAW tickets at $500 each will be presold for the event (ART DRAW ticket holders may bring 1 guest). Tickets to attend the event as an onlooker will be $15.