UCA is fortunate to have a diverse and dedicated board of directors Isabel Madeira-Voss, Genevieve Allen Hearn, Ian Palmeter, Edith Callaghan, Dick Groot, Candice Dunn, and Wes Booth. Without this group of art lovers UCA would not be possible.
This innovative seasonal project brings visual art out of institutions and galleries and shares it directly with the community, making it accessible to everyone. UCA was born out of a simple observation of the sometimes subtle and beautiful impact that humans have on nature. While we are inundated with news and information about mankind's negative impact on our natural surroundings, this project promotes and recognizes our creative and beautiful touches in nature. The installations in this project are gifts from the artists to the observers of nature to find, explore, talk about, and share.
Through this project we hope to engage and educate about art, environment, physical activity, and our rural community. In addition we seek to promote, support, and bring together artists and their work.
UCA presents a seasonal art exhibit that is launched in mid June and ends in late October. In addition to the art installations there are ancillary education activities. In June we have a project launch to kick off and celebrate the artists and their work. During the summer art activities take place at the Art in the Garden camps at the KC Irving Centre, artist lead workshops, and in the winter, spring, and fall we deliver art education in schools.