“Letters to the Earth: Between Despair & Hope” melds images with the written word

By Brock Weir  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter As wildfires raged in Alberta and Nova Scotia, a new exhibition at the Aurora Cultural Centre took a closer look at environmental crises through poignant hand-written letters and visual works by more than 40 artists. Letters to the Earth: Between Despair & Hope is open now at the Aurora Cultural Centre’s temporary gallery space on the second floor of Town Hall. Curated by artist Carmel Brennan, the show, which is one of several running across the country through 2024, is hoped to spark a conversation about environmental issues happening around the globe as artists highlight the issues that matter to them. “At the beginning of the pandemic, we all had to make our environment safe because we were going to be stuck in…

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