Waves are perhaps the most fascinating expressions of the oceans moods.

Waves are perhaps the most fascinating expressions of the oceans moods.

Making waves at Waterfront Gallery

The metaphor of waves has been a theme in literature, art and music throughout histor

Waves.

They are the ceaseless energy of the ocean, rising up and collapsing on our shores, having traversed who-knows-how-many miles of open water propelled by who-knows-which winds.

Each wave seems pretty much like the one that came before, yet an ocean lover can watch waves for hours on end, and never tire of the individual moment of the ocean’s rearing, frothing and dashing itself against the land.

The metaphor of waves has been a theme in literature, art and music throughout history, and – again – it will be the focus of the Waterfront Gallery’s July show: Moods of the Ocean.

“The ocean can’t, of course, have moods but it can certainly behave in ways that inspire humans to watch in awe as it goes from tranquil and peace inducing, the lapping of the waves on the shore to roiling wind driving breakers pounding the beach,” says Barry Baker in a release from the gallery.

“Some of us feel that our proximity to the ocean is one of the great features of life on our island. See how artists interpret the theme.”

Opening night will be July 2, starting at 7 p.m. It’s free and everyone is welcome, compliments of the shows sponsor, the Ladysmith Downtown Business Association. The show runs until July 27, and the gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Guest speaker will be First Nations carver and singer Ed Peekeekoot.

The Waterfront Gallery is located at 610 Oyster Bay Drive. You can visit online at ladysmithwaterfrontgallery.com or phone 250-245-1252 for more information.

 

 

Ladysmith Chronicle