This watercolour painting, called “The Fisgard Lighthouse,” was created by Elaine Hughes at the annual Paint-In at the Fort event last month and is one of the pieces featured in this month’s gallery show at the Coast Collective Art Centre. (Photo contributed)

Celebrating Canada with a local flare in Colwood

Coast Collective’s latest show features work from the annual Paint-In at the Fort

The Coast Collective Art Centre’s latest gallery show not only celebrates Canada, but it also features work from local artists that participated last month in the second annual Paint-In at the Fort, which took place at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse national historic sites.

The winner of that event, Elaine Hughes, is one of the many artists featured in the show with her watercolour piece called “The Fisgard Lighthouse.”

The show features 2D and 3D works by more than 30 artists with the theme of celebrating all things Canada.

The pieces utilize different mediums include paintings in acrylic, watercolour, oil, and mixed media, as well as photography, pottery, and textile, and a large interactive.

The show will also feature a large installation made from roughly 150 recycled plastic bottles filled with messages about Canada’s history, First Nations and the importance of water conservation.

Work will also be on display from last school year’s Art Tree project, which included a number of West Shore elementary schools and other community groups such as Girls Guides Canada.

The show, which opens tonight (Oct. 4), runs until Oct. 15, with a meet the artist reception on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m.

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