Watercolour retrospective to open in Port Coquitlam

A retrospective by Donna Polos opens Sept. 1.

A retrospective of watercolour painter and fibre artist Donna Polos will open Thursday in Port Coquitlam.

Polos will present Seeing Red and Green until Sept. 26 in the Michael Wright Art Gallery in the Gathering Place, at Leigh Square Community Arts Village.

In the last 25 years, Polos has examined imbalances such as the male and female dynamic as well as mediocrity, injustices and poverty. Recently, she has turned her attention to nature themes.

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Polos, a retired elementary school teacher and member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, the Fibre Art Network and Artstarts, has taught fabric painting at Leigh Square.

Her last solo show was in 2013 with with New Westminster Arts Council, called Seasoned Fibres. In 2012, she exhibited Floushing Fibres at Leigh Square and, in the past, has also displayed at the Coquitlam Public Library, Place des Arts, Evergreen Cultural Centre and the Blackberry Gallery at the Port Moody Arts Centre.

The reception runs Sept. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. Snacks will be provided. Call 604-927-8442.


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