From the Mountains to the Sea will rock your view of local art
By David F. Rooney
Run — do not walk — to the Visual Arts Centre this evening to see what could well be the best art exhibition it has ever held.
From the Mountains to the Sea will rock your view of local art. This multi-media show has unbelievable paintings, photography and ceramics by some of the brightest and most creative artists in Revelstoke: Sandra Flood, Tina Lindegaard, Nicola McGarry, Cherie Van Overbeke, Gwen Lips, Sue Davies, Shannon Robinson, Kip Wiley, Lyle Grisedale, Cecilia Lea, Rachel Kelly and Jackie Pendergast.
The works on display are the result of two trips this summer — one to the Pacific Rim of Vancouver Island by Lindegaard, Lips, Van Overbeke, Pendergast, Wiley and McGarry and the other by Lea, Davies, Flood, Grisedale, Kelly and Robinson to Parks Canada’s Fidelity Snow Research Station in Glacier National Park. The works have, for the most part, all been reproduced in a gorgeous catalogue that is being offered for sale at the show by the Friends of Mount Revelstoke and Glacier. It’s definitely worth picking up.
The exhibitions mounted by The Centre just keep getting better and better and this one truly raises the bar for local artists. You really do have to see it to believe how good these artists are.
From the Mountains to the Sea opens at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre at 320 Wilson Street starting at 6 p.m. tonight, Friday Oct. 2.
Run — do not walk — to see it. You will not regret it.
Also on offer at The Centre is an exhibition of works by popular watercolourist Pat Anderson. This one-woman show is entitled Seeing Red and beautifully captures a variety of landscapes, objects and images that interested this deeply talented and productive painter. This particular show is ensconced in the Sophie Atkinson Gallery at The Centre and will enchant every one who enjoys expert water colour painting. Don’t miss it.
Here is a very small sampling of the images on offer: