White Rock Museum and Archives presents two simultaneous new shows starting this month.
Regarding White Rock: Art of a Community and The Beauty of Everyday Things both opened on Feb. 9 and will run to May 25.
Curator Charlene Garvey said in a media release that the two uplifting exhibits are both very much a response to pandemic times.
“After coming through the difficult year that was 2020, I wanted the first exhibits of our 2021 season to be a celebration of beauty and a way to recognize the value of the community in which we live.”
Regarding White Rock draws on works from the museum’s art collection that feature White Rock as their subject matter. It’s an invitation to appreciate both the natural and built beauty of the community, while recognizing the ways in which the location has provided inspiration for generations of artists.
The Beauty of Everyday Things highlights simple, familiar items, selected from the museum’s collection by Garvey, because of the quality of their design. “Whether the item is a shoehorn or a toaster, the exhibit invites the viewer to notice and appreciate the design elements of the objects,” Garvey said.
The shows are part of the museum’s ongoing commitment to preserving the community’s heritage and sharing stories worth telling.
White Rock Museum and Archives is located at 14790 Marine Dr. in the historic 1912 waterfront train station.
For more information on the exhibits, museum opening hours and current pandemic restrictions, visit whiterockmuseum.ca, or call 604-541-2221.