With the timing perfect for coinciding with Welcome Week in Weyburn, 'Gaia Sympony' is one of the current exhibits now being featured at the Weyburn Art Gallery, with works by Saskatchewan artist Hanna Yokozawa Farquharson.
"She uses obies and kimonos from Japanese culture to create these beautiful minimalistic fibre works of art that are relative to her experiences, whether they're people, places or things that she has seen since uprooting and relocating to Saskatchewan in 2011," said City Curator Regan Lanning.
The artist, "really embraces the Japanese philosophy of Wabi Sabi, which is like the perfectly imperfect, which I really enjoy as I am a bit of a perfectionist and I find her work really inspiring that she's able just to say, 'yeah, that's what this looks like, and it is perfect', and to let go of that inner pressure to be perfect in a way that is almost impossible and inhuman to obtain."
Lanning said the artist will also give a talk on October 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the gallery.
"So sharing her inspirations and how she created this work, everyone and anyone [is welcome]," she noted. "Our receptions are always free, so there's no cost associated with coming and it is a really great time. You learn something, you usually meet some new people. I don't wanna brag, but I think Weyburn's artist community is probably one of the most welcoming communities you could come to. If they don't know you, then they'll go and introduce themselves to you. They're very welcoming, so they will all be in attendance, and you'll definitely learn something and you'll have a great time."
The exhibit will be up until the end of October.
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