Tropical Art Tour

postcardsHwaiI had some time between meetings up at UBC yesterday, so I popped in on two art exhibits. The first one is called Hawaii Beyond the Wave, Hawaii Beyond the Postcard. The travelling exhibit is an ethnographic field study on land use, food production and genetically modified foods on the island of Kauai. Artist Mascha Gugganig encourages visitors to send postcards with commentary about the exhibit which are then incorporated into the next stop of the art tour. Find out more on their blog. The exhibit is on at the Liu Institute for Global Issues through May 2nd.

Then I meandered over to the Belkin Gallery to take in The Spaces Between which features contemporary artists from Havana in various media: video, photography, paintings and more. I found it humorous and engaging. This one runs through April 13th, so better hurry if you want to see it.

It was a very pleasant way to while away an afternoon. On such a sunny day, it wasn’t hard to imagine myself in one of these tropical climes.

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