The untamed wilderness of Ontario, where waterfalls, winding rivers and vast lakes flow in all their might, will be brought to life at a new exhibition this November at the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre.
“The Power of Water,” by artist Janet Horne Cozens, will run at the arts centre from Nov. 1 to 26 at the Joyner Gallery.
It is an homage to the beauty of the bodies of water in Canada, blending influences such as the Group of Seven and First Nations artists with the artist’s printmaking background.
“I draw profound inspiration from the heart of the wilderness, coupled with an acute sense of responsibility,” Horne Cozens said in a media release.
Through her work, using colour, texture and form, she aims to show the consequences of climate change on these untouched landscapes, which she said are “invaluable” ecosystems.
“Each brushstroke tells the story of water: a tribute to the natural world and a reminder of its fragility,” she said.
Horne Cozens hopes the exhibition will encourage attendees to talk about conserving the land, sustainability and humanity’s collective responsibility to the environment.
“Together, we can ensure future generations inherit a world where the wilderness waters continue to flourish,” Horne Cozens said.
The public is invited to the opening reception on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Attendees can personally interact with the artist, view the artwork, and connect with fellow art enthusiasts while enjoying refreshments and appetizers.