Cornwall Ontario — Jacqueline Milner’s Life Lines exhibit, which asks us to consider the impact we have on the environment, is on display in the foyer of Aultsville Theatre until May 15th.
Milner who is a nature lover says her concern with our living planet was the inspiration for doing this exhibit.
“The inspiration for much of my personal work is my love and concern for our living planet. The title “Life Lines” is what the habitats that we challenge or rebuild represent to all life. Clean water, healthy soil, trees, wetlands. These are Life Lines that give and support all life”, explains Milner.
For Milner the message behind this exhibit is clear, we are all interconnected with this planet, and the choices we make have long term consequences.
“We are all interconnected in ways that we have yet to understand. Our health and welfare and that of our future generations are dependent on maintaining and respecting the Life Lines that keeps our Earth living. The lives and habitats that are found on Earth are finite. It is imperative that we question and understand the results that our daily choices have on the world we are leaving to our children and grandchildren”, says Milner.
The Life Lines exhibition was made possible through a partnership with YAC and Aultsville Theatre. It is creating a new space for art to be displayed and featured in our City. It demonstrates the positive things that can happen when we work together.
“The partnership came about because YAC and Autlsville Theatre both have their offices in SLC. Both Janet and I said there needs to be artwork in this lobby to really illustrate the fact that two arts organizations are working here. We also need to really bring this great space to life and visual art was the answer. The partnership made sense – Aultsville was able to provide the space with assistance from SLC and YAC was able to cover the coordination, marketing and communication and the hanging as well as the monitoring of the art in the public space”, Bruce Davis, Executive Director of YAC said.
Bruce Davis, who is a visual artist himself, appreciates and is a fan of Jacqueline’s work.
“I just love Jacqueline’s work. It has guts, it has a message and its wonderful to look at and to study. She is a creative force to be reckoned with and I am happy to have been able to show it off in the lobby”, mused Bruce.