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Bird art show takes flight in Surrey

This pastel drawing by Leader graphic artist Catherine Sheppard is one of 34 pieces of art in the juried Just Birds exhibit on now at the Newton Cultural Centre in Surrey. Below is a photo of a swallow by Boaz Joseph (also a Leader employee) which was also chosen for the show. -
This pastel drawing by Leader graphic artist Catherine Sheppard is one of 34 pieces of art in the juried Just Birds exhibit on now at the Newton Cultural Centre in Surrey. Below is a photo of a swallow by Boaz Joseph (also a Leader employee) which was also chosen for the show.
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You might say the current exhibit at the Newton Cultural Centre is for the birds.

And it is, but in a good way.

Called Just Birds, the centre’s first open call juried show, sponsored by the Surrey Arts Council, features nothing but beaked and winged subject matter.

Thirty-four pieces of artwork, including paintings, drawings, collage and photos, were chosen by jurors from 159 works entered. They are on display through the month of June.

Two Surrey-North Delta Leader staff members, graphic artist Catherine Sheppard and photographer/reporter Boaz Joseph, had work chosen for the exhibit and are both up for awards in their respective categories.

An opening reception will be held June 9, 1-4 p.m. at the Newton Cultural Centre, 13530 72 Ave.

For more information, call 604-594-2700 or email info@artscouncilofsurrey.ca

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