Elizabeth Anderson invitation
Elizabeth Anderson, a local contemporary artist, is raising funds for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. during her exhibit “Edge of Darkness into Light” from Wednesday, June 8 to Sunday, June 26, at the Fort Gallery, 9048 Glover Road, Fort Langley.
There is a reception Sunday, June 19, from 1pm to 5pm.
Also featured is art and poetry by her husband Larry Anderson. The exhibit is inspired by her first hand experience with Alzheimer’s disease and Carl Sagan's quote "We are all made of stardust". Sagan explained that "On a basic quantum level, all the matter in the universe is essentially made up of stardust."
Alzheimer’s disease is referred to as the "Long Goodbye" because it slowly takes the person bit by bit. Anderson’s work suggests that every lost memory can be found amongst the stars and when we die we return to the stars, not the earth. Anderson says, “The art is a way for me to grasp what’s below the surface of the diagnosis and find a new way of seeing. As an artist I am creating my own mythology about what happens to our lost memories. I like to think that they travel back to the stars like radio waves and eventually we will reunite with them”.
She will donate 20% of the net sales from the exhibit to the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C. She encourages everyone to donate at her online fundraising page, http://ow.ly/3g37300bcHh. All donations are welcome and a tax receipt is given right online. The funds from sold paintings will be added to the total at the reception, Sunday, June 19, from 1pm to 5pm.
The Fort Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5 pm.
Elizabeth Anderson will be at the Gallery Sunday, June 12, Sunday, June 19, Wednesday, June 22 and Sunday, June 26.