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Chilliwack Visual Artist Association
Bridge Over Troubled Waters


Presented By

Chilliwack Visual Artist Association


O’Connor Group Art Gallery

Free admission

Date and Time:
Exhibit – August 14 to September 14, 2024

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday Noon to 5:00 pm


Reception: August 14, 2024 at 1:00 pm


A posthumous collaboration of the creative expression of a sober mother and a son with addiction problems.

Both of us navigating our way through emotional baggage and the pitfalls of being vulnerable humans.

Both of us using our creativity as visual artists to express ourselves, process emotions and finding solace in the process.

Addiction is known as a ‘family disease’ – it leaves no one in the family unscathed by the resulting consequences.

As the mother, I was the bridge, offering safety and stability – the troubled waters represented my son’s life. He did not make it to safety.

This collaboration of my photography and his drawings reveals our fears, love, hope, despair, grief, and healing.




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Bridge Over Troubled Waters