The Look of Love: Art as a Love Language

The Exhibition Runs from February 2 through March 31, 2024
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.  -Rumi.

In this show, artists are tasked with making love visible. Love is everywhere. Sometimes it is grandiose, obvious, visible; other times, love is tiny, nearly invisible, implied, elusive, or unrequited. Sometimes it seems altogether lost. So what does it look like?  

It is said that love starts with the self and only then can move outwards, so love reveals inner values and softness, hurts and connections. Love shares what is important. Ask yourself: Is Art truly a “love language”? If so, then in what ways is this language expressed? How would you represent or portray love?  If you were writing a letter about the things that move you the most, but did not have words, what would that look like?

The juror for this show is Wilma Millette, an award-winning collage and mixed-media artist from Vancouver Island. Her inventive collage and assemblage artwork features original antique papers, maps and found objects. Her work often explores social themes and incorporates humour and whimsy. Her website can be seen here.

We are very excited about this project, and we have already received enthusiastic feedback from the artists whose work will be featured in our first show of the year:  The Look of Love: Art as a Love Language. What better way to explore this theme than to introduce music? We encourage you to come for a visit and let us know what you think about our Sensory Synergy initiative. We would also like to acknowledge the West Shore Arts Council for providing project assistance for this initiative.

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About Us

The Metchosin ArtPod is an artist-run gallery. We have five artist calls a year around a specific theme. All submissions to these shows are juried by an external juror in a blind process. If you would like to know what the upcoming shows are, they can be found here.

Metchosin ArtPod is located on the traditional territory of the Schian’exw (Beecher Bay) First Nation.  This place is also shared with the neighbouring communities of the Ts’ouke (Sooke) and the Lekwungen peoples.  We acknowledge the Schian’exw (Beecher Bay) First Nation, and the lands on which we live, work, play, create art and offer community programs. We also give thanks to those who have gone before us, and for the living beings who are the stewards of this place.