On Friday September 28th, Brian Keating will speak to an intimate audience at Leighton Art Centre (LAC), in celebration of the opening of Ripple Effect, a brand new three-artist exhibition honouring endangered, threatened, and at-risk species from across North America and Africa. Visitors will not only enjoy Brian's informative and lively presentation, they will also be the very first to view Ripple Effect, installed in LAC's Main Gallery. This special evening event has generated much interest and is sold out, with a waiting list in effect.
In Ripple Effect's paintings, sculpture, and photography, artists Hermann Brandt, Debra Garside and Donna Wilson present a body of work that provides us the opportunity to reconnect to the animals with whom we share less and less of our world. Ripple Effect will also be giving back... proceeds from the sale of two Bronzes by Hermann Brandt will go directly towards supporting at-risk species at the Tashinga Initiative, a Wildlife Protection Trust located in Zimbabwe Africa.
LAC is also hosting a Public Opening Reception of Ripple Effect on Saturday, September 29, 2-4 pm. This is a public Pay-What-You-Can event and will run concurrently with the centre's Fall Paint-Out and Alberta Culture Days.