Northumberland News, Dominik Wisniewski,

COLBORNE — The annual members' theme show has returned to the Colborne Art Gallery and artists have once again risen to the challenge of working to a shared theme – 'The Tree.'

Through the mediums of glass, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, drawings, fabric, paintings and printmaking, the members of the artist-run cooperative gallery have each explored their own interpretation of this theme. A tree of life, a source of shelter, a symbol of strength and history, reaching up into the sky and down deep in the earth, home to animals, insects and birds, provider of wood, paper and food and cleaning the air we breathe; trees enter into our lives in so many practical and symbolic ways.

The results of the gallery members' exploration of trees will be on display in the historic Colborne registry building, 51 King St. E., Colborne, which is now home to the Colborne Art Gallery.

An opening reception will be held this Saturday from 2-4 p.m. The exhibition runs until March 3 with the gallery open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

For more information, contact the gallery at 905-355-1798 or visit