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New No. 3 Road art columns highlight Richmond's agricultural roots

Art exhibition will be on display until Jan. 31, 2024.
“Lichen”, Sol Ross, Aberdeen Canada Line Station, 2023. City of Richmond photo

New artwork has been mounted at two Richmond Canada Line Stations as part of the No. 3 Road Art Column exhibition.

The artwork highlights Richmond’s agricultural and botanical history as part of the city’s No. 3 Road Art Column exhibition.

Artist Cherry Archery’s Botanical Ice Tile, on display at Lansdowne Station, features photographs highlighting plants commonly found in Richmond. The artwork is inspired by the relationship between people and the natural world and the “emotions and sensations” they evoke.

Also at Lansdowne Station, Sam McWilliams’ botanical drawings about the city’s agricultural heritage aims to raise awareness about the importance of maintaining a resilient and local food system.

Meanwhile, Sol Ross’ series of digital illustrations draw inspiration from repetitive patterns found within fungi specimens and how they keep the ecosystem working.

The exhibition, which will run until Jan. 31, 2024, is part of a two-part, year-long showcase of artwork celebrating Richmond’s local culture, history and natural heritage.

From Feb. 1 to July 31, 2024, the No. 3 Art Column exhibition will feature works by three artists taking part in ArtRich 2023, the fifth annual juried exhibition organized by the Richmond Arts Coalition.

To learn more about the No. 3 Road Art Columns, click here.