January 7, 2016
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
“Science and Magic inspire great Art”
Have you ever been asked, “Wow, how did you think of that?” On Thursday, January 7 as part of the Thursday Artist Talk series, Abbotsford artist Tracie Stewart will share her perspective on how much science influences us and where “magic” comes in. Hailing from the magical rainforest of Terrace, BC, Tracie says she is “fiercely protective of the west coast and strongly aware of how a piece of art can influence the perception of the people.” At this Thursday Artist Talk, you’ll discover what Tracie means by calling herself “an artist for the environment” and learn how nature, Zen philosophy, and the magical rainforest of the Pacific Northwest inspire her work.
Tracie Stewart has been practicing art in BC and abroad for 30 years. Her primary tools are drawing, painting, acrylic, and mixed media along with installations. Tracie graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and worked as a shop attendant in several professional print shops. More recently, Tracie juried for the Fraser Valley Biennale as an executive member of the Chilliwack Visual Art Association and received a scholarship for the Toni Onley Artist Project in Wells, BC. She currently resides in Abbotsford, BC where she works as a caretaker of the earth and artist for the environment. Visit her website.
There will be time for questions and conversation during and following the talk. The event concludes by 9pm. Refreshments are provided.
This event is presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association in partnership with the Surrey Art Gallery, and with support from the Arts Council of Surrey.