ARTS CORNER: Burnaby Arts Council show features Transit Roots by Cindy Buckshon

Night Main by Cindy Buckshon. Acrylic painting. -
Night Main by Cindy Buckshon. Acrylic painting.
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Artists often take interesting “survival” jobs. I have known people who worked in warehouses, restaurants, print shops, one even worked as a mortician. Rarely does an artist’s survival job become the focus of their art.

Burnaby Arts Council’s Deer Lake Gallery will host an unusual show this coming month from painter Cindy Buckshon.

The subject is Transportation and Cindy has driven and serviced buses in summer months while earning her tuition to the University of Victoria Art School.

“Transportation can be seen as the pulse of a city,” says Buckshon, “allowing people to move freely and enjoy life fully. As a visual artist, I am curious about the journeys people past and present have taken on public buses.“

Meet Buckshon at the opening of Transit Roots: An exhibition of Transit Paintings on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2-4 p.m. at the Deer Lake Gallery (6584 Deer Lake Ave). Gallery hours are Tuesday–Saturday between noon and 4 p.m., so if for whatever reason you could not make the opening, come see the show until March 3.

If you come in between Tuesday and Fri. you can also meet me, Linda Lewis, your new Art Services Coordinator. I have been involved in the visual arts (mostly ceramics and websites) for 30-plus years. I look forward to working with individual and group members this coming year.

Speaking of members, it is that time of year again to renew your annual membership in the  Burnaby Arts Council.

Check our website for all the details. New members are always welcome!

• Linda Lewis is art services coordinator with the Burnaby Arts Council.

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