An Environmental Art Exhibit
For the second year in a row, CPAWS NB has the privilege of running the Canadian Wilderness Stewardship Program (CWSP) in the Atlantic Region. CWSP is an educational experience designed to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards in Canada by connecting youth to nature and their local communities. A major component of the program is the requirement that each participant lead a volunteer community service project focused on either conservation or education
This year’s program is winding down, and we are pleased to share one of the 2020-21 participant’s community service projects with you.
My name is Grace Hickey, and I am a third-year student at St. Thomas University studying in Environment and Society and Women’s and Gender Studies. For my Canadian Wilderness Stewardship Project, I have created an Environmental Art Installation which is being displayed in room 203 of Margaret McCain Hall on St. Thomas University Campus from April 6-10 with specific viewing times for the public to visit. The installation is titled “One Way In, One Way Out. A Labyrinth Walk through an Environmental Art Installation.” A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools and represent a journey to our own center and back out into the world. Artworks from a variety of mediums have been purposefully placed outside of the labyrinth to allow participants a contemplative moment with each piece. The installation features a number of local artists, whose work is reflective of their personal experiences surrounding our current ecological crisis. My hope is that participants will take a moment to reflect on their own personal stories and experiences and be able to take this forward as part of our collective solution. I am grateful to all of the artists who have helped me bring this vision of mine to life.
For full details on Grace Hickey’s art installation called One Way In, One Way Out: Labyrinth Walk Through Environmental Art Installation see here: https://www.facebook.com/events/456086588959347/