Nature Re-Imagined art exhibit opening

The Nature Re-Imagined exhibit runs Jan. 7 to Feb. 13 at the O'Conner Group Art Gallery.

The Nature Re-Imagined exhibit runs Jan. 7 to Feb. 13 at the O’Conner Group Art Gallery. It includes pieces by Mary-Lee Merz (pictured).

The Nature Re-Imagined exhibit runs Jan. 7 to Feb. 13 at the O’Conner Group Art Gallery. It includes pieces by Mary-Lee Merz (pictured).

Prepare to see nature like you never have before.

The next exhibit at the O’Conner Group Art Gallery is Nature Re-Imagined: Form and Place, open Jan. 7 to Feb. 13.

Artists Maggie Manning, Paul McCarl and Mary-Lee Merz re-imagine the natural world through sculpture, painting and printmaking.

For Maggie Manning, painting provides a vehicle to explore the movement, composition, balance and light in the living landscape. With each new investigation another secret is revealed.

Perhaps, through the act of painting, it is the artist who is re-imagined by receiving these gifts.

Paul McCarl’s creative inspiration is directly related to his experience of the outdoors. Exploring the environment, he finds boulders that excite his imagination.

The inner heart of the stone is re-imagined as Paul carves and sculpts the stone to reveal images of the west coast wildlife.

The observation of movement and patterns in nature informs the watercolours and print making of Mary-Lee Merz. Using this information, she explores possibilities, resulting in the re-imagination of natural forms.

Visit the exhibit at the O’Conner Group Art Gallery at the Cultural Centre (9201 Corbould St) Jan. 7 to Feb. 13. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The opening reception takes place Saturday, Jan. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m.