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The artists in this issue inspire us to examine our relationships with nature and, in turn, to better know ourselves, to explore our own unknown lands. New Zealand artist Mark Harvey critiques traditional approaches to landscape painting in his public performances. Charlotte Wilson-Hammond invites us to tune into our connection to the landscape who refers to is as “a body” itself. For artists like Susan Wood, who passed away early this year, the natural world served as a source of self-recognition and discovery. In this issue we’re reminded of how the forces of nature shape our lives as well, of the things we shed and gain as we drift through life.
Visual Arts News is dedicated to visual art in Atlantic Canada; every issue includes engaging exhibition reviews, artist profiles and in-depth features on issues facing art professionals across the province. As one of the oldest publications in Atlantic Canada, it is a well-trusted source of information for readers with a passion for its thriving visual arts scene. Written in a clear and sophisticated style by some of the most talented arts writers, Visual Arts News reflects the diversity of from our geographic and cultural communities.