<em>Echoes of Mother Earth</em> runs from Saturday, Feb. 5 until Sunday, Mar. 27. (Pitt Meadows Art Gallery/Special to The News)

Echoes of Mother Earth runs from Saturday, Feb. 5 until Sunday, Mar. 27. (Pitt Meadows Art Gallery/Special to The News)

Ancient Americas inspiration for first show of 2022 at Pitt Meadows gallery

Clarissa Banos is featured artist

Pitt Meadows Art Gallery’s first show of the year will feature the artwork of Clarissa Banos.

Echoes of Mother Earth is inspired by Banos’ Latin American heritage.

According to the art gallery’s website, the artist is originally from El Salvador and her work showcases her passions for indigenous civilizations of the ancient Americas and pre-Hispanic iconography that is found in ancient of Mexico, Central and South America.

Banos also pays tribute to indigenous Latin American women, portraying them as the axis of a magical, colourful universe in celebration of their idiosyncrasies, popular culture and folklore.

Pitt Meadows Art Gallery first opened in 2017 and has featured local and regional artists both emerging and already established.

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Echoes of Mother Earth runs from Saturday, Feb. 5 until Sunday, Mar. 27, at the free public art gallery located at 12492 Harris Road.

The gallery is open 12-4 p.m. from Wednesday to Sunday.


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