A colourful retrospective on the complexities of community by Fernie-based artist, Michael Hepher.
Exhibit on display until Sunday, September 4th, 2022.
Admission: Included with Museum admission. $5 Adults, free for Children and Members.
**More details on opening events to be announced.**
Using the catalyst of his Fernie mural All Kinds of Beauty
, Michael Hepher developed In This Together, a new collection of works distilling several communities of the Columbia Basin into an iconography similar to the Fernie mural. The 28 paintings and 8 prints are enriched with social media engagement pieces, photos, and historical information.
In This Together is an attempt to create a body of work that explores a new iconography—a visual vocabulary—of what ties us together as Canadian Columbia River Basin residents. We are truly in this together, and to move forward we must find ways to act in each others’ interests. We are colourful, we are imperfect, but we have each other and we have hope.
~ Michael Hepher, 2021