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“Just Breathe” Art Exhibition Opening

Opening Reception: May 4, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Exhibition: May 1 – 31, Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Celia is a Chinese-Canadian economist, artist, and writer. Celia improved her watercolour and calligraphy techniques with Master Yukman Lai and likes to paint whatever makes her feel at ease. British Columbia sceneries have given Celia plenty of opportunities to find relaxation in nature.  

Esmie, a Filipino-Canadian artist, who is also a Biologist and Psychologist studied art at Emily Carr University in Vancouverand loves to capture the essence of the natural world, as well as the feelings, expressions, and traits of moments that happen to us in everyday life. Both, Celia and Esmi, have particular synchronicity in their painting themes. They both love nature, colour, and expressing feelings through painting. 

During the opening on May 4th, the Jeunesse Art Gallery was full of smiles and familiar faces. It was a delight to be able to enjoy the art pieces displayed while meeting with so many interesting people. Just Breathe – Scenes, Sounds, and Scents in Romantic Watercolours is an exhibition that deserves to be seen, not only for the beauty of the art but also for the themes that remind us to nurture compassion and respect for all beings on earth.