TORONTO, Nov. 20 – What’s below the surface of the water? York biology Professor Emeritus Norman Yan has teamed up with artist Lynda Lynn to provide a hint of what can be found in the fresh water lakes of Muskoka.
The exhibit, Below the Surface – Our Hidden World, will be on exhibit in Bracebridge from Nov. 21 to Dec. 18.
Most people are familiar with the whales, giant squid, sea lions, the numerous species of fish and the aquatic plant life that exists in the oceans and fresh water.
“However, few people understand that more than 99 per cent of the living creatures, plants and animals in the world’s waters are tiny, almost too tiny to see with the naked eye,” says Yan, a Senior Research Scholar at York University. “Muskoka’s lakes are chock full of life we never think about. For example, there are 10,000 times more living animals swimming around in Lake Muskoka than people on earth.”
Lynn has created a series of paintings, each accompanied with a commentary written by Yan about the marvels of the underwater world.
An opening reception will take place at the Chapel Gallery, 15 King St., Bracebridge, on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 1 to 4pm.
On Wednesday, Nov. 25, from 4 to 5pm, there will be an Art Talk about the exhibit with Lynn and Yan in the lecture hall of Nipissing University, 125 Wellington Street, Bracebridge.
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