Chilliwack Visual Artists Association

Wings, Symbols & Myths

A Gallery Exhibit
Wings, Symbols & Myths
Location:

O'Connor Group Art Gallery
@ Chilliwack Cultural Centre

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

Price:
Free Admission
Date & Time:

November 2 - December 10, 2022

Media:

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Variations on winged creatures occur in many cultures and are among the most used mythological images used by artists worldwide. In this exhibit, the artists of the Chilliwack Visual Artist’s Association present their interpretations of this intriguing, multi-faceted theme.

Man has always looked to symbols to represent an object, a function, or a process. Symbols created by the ancients often cloaked in mystery and the supernatural, walked hand in hand with cultural myths handed down from generation to generation.

Today we recognize symbols as part of our everyday life whether we are obeying a stop sign or adding emojis to our emails. It would be difficult to find a culture that does not have stories or myths that have been passed down throughout the centuries. Whether it be aboriginal stories, Greek Myths, or Norse folk-tales, these myths live through the years as they teach and inform future generations. Artists have brought these stories and characters to life through their drawings, paintings, prints, and carving. Their individual styles have endured through time as well.

Prominent in many myths are winged creatures. As a symbol, wings represent the ability to soar and reach heights otherwise unattainable. A powerful symbol, wings have been used to indicate success, aspiration, purity, and freedom. Variations on winged creatures occur in many cultures and are among the most used mythological images used by artists worldwide. In this exhibit, the artists of the Chilliwack Visual Artist’s Association present their interpretations of this intriguing, multi-faceted theme.

Reception: Saturday, November 5 – 1;00 to 3:00 pm


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