By Chrissi Meyer
Over the next three weeks the Art Centre in Revelstoke hosts a travelling exhibition presenting applied arts as they were developed within British Columbia over the last 150 years.
1858 was the formal beginning of the province and the exhibition “reflects, acknowledges and celebrates” the achievements and spirits of B.C. and tries to pass on parts of its history.
The travelling exhibition includes presentations of stamps, currency, architecture, pottery, furniture, gardens, glass, jewellery, textile clothing and many other functional arts.The organizers of the exhibition expect and hope that the exposition will help to develop “a broader discourse among students, scholars, collectors, museums and all interested learning about origins and qualities of functional arts, designs and crafts so central to the spirit, culture and economy of British Columbia.” The exhibition will be of particular interest to anyone with interest in the history of B.C. and the development of applied arts.
At the same time the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre combines this exhibition with a display of functional art. This exhibit contains some works where the artists have used some unusual materials for articles of daily use.
The exhibition will open this Friday (September 3) at 6 pm . Everyone is welcome to attend. Admission is by donation. The Exhibition runs until Friday September 24. The Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday and Sunday afternoons 1 pm – 5 pm. For more information about the BC 150 Applied Arts Project please go towww.bc150.ecuad.ca.
In the meantime, here are a few images to whet your appetite: