Numbers can be beautiful, whether expressed in the spiral of a seashell, the patterns of a fern or the angles of a geodesic dome.  The Cowichan Valley Arts Council is presenting a special art show, The Art of Math, that explores the beauty of mathematics, March 1 to 14, 2022. This month, CVAC is calling on Cowichan Valley schools at all levels to create original work to display in the show. Participating is free. Submissions can be original work in any medium (such as sculpture, video, photography, drawing, painting).

“This special program is a way to ease both math and art anxiety,” said CVAC President Janet Magdanz. “The main goal is to reveal the patterns of arts and math in everyday life. The show will include work by professional artists as well as school groups.”

Sponsored by Island Savings Credit Union, the show will include prizes of $100 for top class and individual projects at the elementary, middle and high school levels. To register, sign up on the website (through call to artists). The math topics can include the Fibonacci sequence, tessellations, and linear relations. Details on each subject are on the website. Schools are encouraged to book times to see the show.

The show: All original submissions will be posted online and some will be selected to be displayed in the CVAC Studio (CVAC’s art space alongside work by local artists in the Cowichan Community Centre next to the library).