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Colours Impact to chase away blues

The Group of Nine: Jean Abbott, Margaret Bale, Joyce Campbell, Betty Coy, Jane Duford Johnston, Shirley Felger, Suzette Fram, Jo-Anne Lewis and Florence Nicholson.   - Contributed
The Group of Nine: Jean Abbott, Margaret Bale, Joyce Campbell, Betty Coy, Jane Duford Johnston, Shirley Felger, Suzette Fram, Jo-Anne Lewis and Florence Nicholson.
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The Group of Nine artists open an exhibition of their work at the Maple Ridge Art Gallery this weekend.

Beginning on Saturday, the exhibition, titled Colour Impact, addresses the theme of colour as explored by each individual artist in different ways.

It will feature work by Jean Abbott, Margaret Bale, Joyce Campbell, Betty Coy, Jane Duford Johnston, Shirley Felger, Suzette Fram, Jo-Anne Lewis and Florence Nicholson.

“I think most of us are more susceptible to the effect of colour than we realize”, says curator Barbara Duncan.

“So while on the one hand, this exhibition demonstrates how different artists embrace colour in their work, it’s also interesting to question how colour impacts different people in different ways.”

Included in the display will be a small collection of objects that each artist has contributed to show how they derive inspiration from natural materials, photos or favourite tools. Each of the artists will give a brief explanation of their approach to colour at a presentation on Jan. 25 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

With this vibrant and intense display, this exhibition offers a welcome refuge from the dark and sombre days of late winter.

• Colour Impact is at the gallery until Feb. 8.

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