Jules Sherred, photographer and owner of Polaris Creative, has put together an exhibit that combines two of his greatest passions: food and advocacy for those with disabilities. (Polaris Creative photo)

Jules Sherred, photographer and owner of Polaris Creative, has put together an exhibit that combines two of his greatest passions: food and advocacy for those with disabilities. (Polaris Creative photo)

Go behind Nourish exhibit in Duncan with artist presentation Jan. 15

“The Stories Behind the Photos: Disability, Food and Culture”

Photographer Jules Sherred is scheduled to give a behind-the-scenes look at his new exhibit Nourish: Food Photography Celebration, which is on at the Portals Gallery in Duncan now until Feb. 2.

In his talk titled “The Stories Behind the Photos: Disability, Food and Culture” on Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. at the gallery he will “discuss his own journey with food, culture, and disability,” says a press release for the event. “Jules will delve into the inspiration for the ‘Nourish’ exhibit, why he chooses photography as a storytelling medium, how he approaches his subjects, and his personal story about food and culture, and how this story influences all aspects of his work, including his upcoming cookbook Crip up the Kitchen: Realistic Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for the Disabled Kitchen to be published in 2023 by TouchWood Editions.

The talk will be offered both live in-person and online. Find the link to the online stream on the Cowichan Valley Arts Council website under What’s On.

Sherred is a local commercial food photographer and stylist, and owner of Polaris Creative.

CVAC describes the show as “a celebration of local food and beverage producers, farmers, vineyards, and the restaurants who kept us fed during COVID-19 in the face of impossible circumstances. Printed on canvas, the majority of the images will feature Cowichan and Gulf Islands growers, producers, and restaurants, with one image paying tribute to crops lost due to wildfire.”

Polaris Creative is part of the Island Good brand and sources ingredients from Cowichan Valley farmers for both commercial and fine art work.

Check out the exhibit at the gallery Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday noon to 4 p.m.

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