Arbor Gallery Cultural Centre presents “Suspended Phytology,” a solo exhibition by Maria-Helena Pacelli opening Wednesday, August 1 and running until Sunday, August 26. The Vernissage/Meet the Artist is on Friday, August 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Pacelli is a multidisciplinary artist and teacher. She completed her Master’s in Women’s Studies at the University of Ottawa in 2012, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montreal in 2006. As a singer-songwriter, she is interested in natural landscapes and environments and is currently recording her first album of original compositions. Her current work as a visual artist explores abstract compositions using natural materials and mixed media in a sculptural and textured vernacular. These unique pieces of art juxtapose aesthetics with her sensibility to nature as a seeker.

AGCC is a non-profit organization highlighting local artists and other cultural creators. For more information visit, or find AGCC on Facebook. The Gallery and Gift Shoppe are open Wednesday through Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. Arbor Gallery is located at 36 Home Avenue in Vankleek Hill.