Sandrine de Borman, Fresh!AiR, June-July 2016

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Fresh! AiR Program welcomes artist from Belgium

Exhibition
Tuesday, July 12, 6-8pm
Sandrine’s art will be featured at the Caetani Centre’s Port Studio opening.

Workshop 1 EVENING – Herbarium Maps
Tuesday July 19th, 6-9pm
A 3-hour evening workshop here at the Caetani Cultural Centre in our new Port Studio. All ages are welcome!
Price: $25. Register on-line now

Workshop 2 FULL DAY Herbarium Maps
Saturday, July, 16th , 10am – 4pm
A full-day workshop at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre. All ages are welcome!
Price: $50. Register on-line now

Thursday, July 28th, 7-9pm
Sandrine is giving a talk about her exhibition at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre. All are welcome!

The Caetani Cultural Centre is pleased to welcome to the community Sandrine de Borman, Fresh! AiR artist-in-residence. In preparation for an upcoming exhibition, de Borman will utilize the “Outdoor Studio” of the Okanagan as an important part of her work, exploring the fields, lakes and mountains surrounding the Allan Brooks Nature Centre to observe and collect native plants, incorporating these into her work.

De Borman believes a good way to maintain biodiversity is to create artwork showing the incredible array of plants in our local habitat. Walking in a wild natural place is part of a “geopoetic” approach which is in connection with “La Traversée, atelier Quebecois de géopoétique”.

De Borman’s exhibition will be in the form of a “Diary of Botanic Travel”. This features a new concept of “map-herbarium”, an intersection between geography, botanic art, and research. During her stay, de Borman wishes to complete the “Long Form Wetland Survey” and to provide an artistic map of the area with a herbarium of the wetland. The “herbarium maps” are a textile creation. Using the local, First Nations and Latin names, de Borman’s art will pay special attention to the Okanagan’s native plants and their traditional and remedial uses. In her work, de Borman will print plants on a map drawn on used cloths using the “tataki-zomé” technique. This consists of hammering the fresh plants on fabric so that the sap of the plant dyes the fabric, thereby producing precisely the shape of the plant. This map-herbarium will be shown in an exhibition and can be used to encourage visitors to observe the wild plants of the local trails.

Look for Sandrine’s upcoming exhibition this summer!

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