Healing Journey: Art of Patricia June Vickers – Opening Reception

Date(s) - November 1, 2023
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dal Schindell Gallery

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The Dal Schindell Gallery invites you to a reception on Wednesday, November 1 from 4 to 7 pm for the opening of artist Patricia June Vickers’s exhibition Healing Journey.

Join us as well on Tuesday, November 7 at 7 to 8:30 pm for a Panel Discussion featuring Patricia June Vickers, Bradley Clements, Jonathan Anderson, and Mo Hickman.


Making sense of suffering in the family requires perseverance, patience, compassion, and a willingness to forgive. Meditation in nature, seated in stillness and quietness and waiting for the sacred teachings to emerge, is a necessary practice for transformation.

The paintings of Patricia June Vickers are mixed media on fibre and wood. They invite the viewer into a journey of inquiry into the cause-effect, action-reaction of events in history, moving from atrocities to the significance of Holy Communion coupled with colonization—a journaled account of re-membering the authentic self and the transformational power of the supernatural.

This exhibition is supported by a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.


“My interest in art came through a culture that is rich with symbolism, metaphors, grace and beauty. With roots in the United Kingdom on my mother’s side and Tsm’syen of the Northwest coast on my father’s side, inspiration was found in everyday life through my paternal grandparents and my older siblings and their cultural and artistic passions.

“I chose to study under different artists that inspired me, learning techniques and methods for watercolour, acrylic, oil, encaustic and cold wax. I work toward interpretation of lived experience through texture, hue, composition expressing the spiritual and supernatural. My goal with each painting is to create a piece that has healing medicine and portrays aspects of the actual interwoven with grace and mystery.” — Patricia June Vickers


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