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Janet Strayer Huaca: Spirit of Place

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North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents
Janet Strayer
Huaca: Spirit of Place
August 5 – September 29, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 8, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

District Library Gallery
Lynn Valley Main Library,
1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver
Huaca is a South American term that refers to a location or object that is revered. In Huaca: Spirit of Place Janet has sought to reflect a sense of huaca as felt in the natural world. Ancient Andean culture believed huaca to be a spirit that can exist in natural formations like waterfalls, mountains and shrines.
“In places with huaca, a sense of wonder prevails and animates the world — if only for a moment… It arrests you, draws you in and fires your imagination long afterward,” says Janet about her experiences.
Janet experienced the power of huaca while living in South America and felt first-hand places vibrating with significance or spirit. While Janet uses a range of styles in her artwork, the underlying current in her work focuses on moments of physical and psychological transformation.

District Library Gallery
Lynn Valley Main Library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd. North Vancouver
Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-5pm, open Sunday’s starting September 20 noon – 5

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