Art Meets Nature and Activism at Sandy Lake – art show opens Thursday July 13th, 2023 !

Sandy Lake at Peverill’s Brook, by Jeremy Vaughan. Click on image for larger version.

A wonderful collective of artists has been creating works based on their experiences at Sandy Lake Regional Park.

Their gorgeous paintings and drawings will form part of a 2-week long art show at Second Gallery (Upstairs at 6301 Quinpool Road, Halifax), called “Sanctuary – Save Sandy Lake.”

The show opening is on Thursday, July 13, from 6 pm to 8 pm and ALL are invited (so is everyone you know). It  runs for 2 weeks.

Read more about the artists’ inspiration and how it relates to the campaign to save critical lands – including important wildlife corridors connecting the mainland and lands of the Chebucto Peninsula – and protect Sandy Lake in the press release about the show.


I attended the opening yesterday evening. What an amazing group of paintings, capturing so well, the beauty and the energy of Sandy Lake & Environs. I was  struck also how  key ecological dynamics of the place are represented.  It was clear talking to the artists that they were and are very inspired by the place.  Attendees were likewise stimulated by the paintings, and there was much discussion of the values they portray and of the importance of conserving the area for all of us and for all species.

Thanks so much to the contributing artists Alex Sutcliffe, Joanne MacLennan, Madelaine Putnam, Nicole Wells, Nika Vaughan, Jeremy Vaughan, Wenxiu Ji; and to Karen McKendry (Ecology Action Centre) and Karen Robinson (Sandy Lake-Sackville River Regional Park Coalition),  – david p

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