One of our long time members, Daphne Nicholls passed away this past August. As many of you know, Daphne and her husband, Gord Nicholls have worked tirelessly for years to preserve the integrity of Hidden Valley in Kitchener. Unfortunately, Daphne did not live long enough to follow through on her plans to hold an art show that she had hoped would showcase the beauty of this incredible area, and would inspire others to work to protect the forests, wetlands and fields from development.
We are pleased to announce that Gord and several of Daphne’s friends have taken up where Daphne left off, and are presently finalizing the details for a juried art show, “Hidden Valley Revealed” that will take place at the Homer Watson Gallery in September of 2017.
This early notice will give everyone an opportunity to take photos, paint and get inspiration from Hidden Valley throughout the four seasons. Whether it be the amazing vistas, the wonderful wildflowers or the diversity of wildlife, every aspect of Hidden Valley represents a jewel worth preserving, and we hope this art show will help to garner public support for its protection in perpetuity.
To read some of the historical perspectives on the struggles to protect the 200 acres of Hidden Valley with further descriptions of this amazing area and how to enter the show, Gord has created a web site: https://sites.google.com/site/hiddenvalleyorg/Home
In the coming months there will be more information for pre-registration and entry submission requirements for the show on the Homer Watson Gallery website www.homerwatson.on.ca.
Meanwhile further enquiries can be directed to:
Deb Swidrovich 519-746-5287
Anne Morgan 519-747-4049
So, for all the talented artists in our WRN group, please think about submitting a current original piece of art inspired by any aspect of Hidden Valley in any season; and to our membership, we hope you will all come out to the show and support the protection of Hidden Valley (dates to follow).