Friday April 17 – Sunday, June 28, 2020
Hand Painted Tins, Brenda Castonguay
“Hand Painted Tins” – playfully exploring the boundary between image and reality, in the ancient style of Trompe L’oeil.Trompe l’oeil, (French: “deceive the eye”) in painting, the representation of an object with such verisimilitude as to deceive the viewer concerning the material reality of the object. This idea appealed to the ancient Greeks who were newly emancipated from the conventional stylizations of earlier art. Zeuxis, for example, reportedly painted such realistic grapes that birds tried to eat them.
The journey begins with a high gloss surface finish that accents the professional digital photograph. Without covering it, tactile acrylic mediums are then hand painted to embellish the image. Enhancing the details and raising the image into a new dimension, is the emotional connection that brings the concept together as one unit of exploration to be enjoyed with the slightest of touch!
Tuesday June 30 – September 6, 2020
Wild Minds, Damian John
Damian John is a Tl’azt’en artist who loves to explore big colours, bold characters, and story. He incorporates the visual styles of native artists that were so prominent in his childhood, having some of the sensibilities of those artists show up in his work, but in a distinct style that is his own. His goal is always working towards art that expresses the beauty he sees in the world, to engage in fun, joy and whimsy and portray that to those who see his work.
July 19 – October 13, 2019
Running with the Salmon
A diverse collection of artwork from various artists in the Kootenays which explore not only the beauty of the spawning salmon but also the wildlife that relies upon them.
Exhibiting Artists: Rachel Abbey, Sharon Bamber, Carolyn Beck, Barb Butchart, Chrystyna Bykowa, Laurie Crawford, Andrea Gardner, Sandra Irvine, Damion John, Laura Leeder, Rabia, Michel Griffin Rain, Lee Rawn, Joanne Siderius, Nathan Smith, Barbara Wallace, Abby Wilson, Scott Wilson
May 10 – July 14, 2019
“Womanscape“ featuring Diane Walters with Lindsay Dew