You MUST see this show!

By David F. Rooney

Fantastic landscapes! Bold splashes of colour! Different takes on reality!

If you love things like this then you’ll appreciate the new Art in the Park exhibition at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre.

This exhibition, which runs until December 2, is sponsored  by Parks Canada, the Friends of Mount Revelstoke & Glacier and the Revelstoke Visual Arts Society. There are 51 works on display by 14 artists — six from Revelstoke and eight from elsewhere in our region. More than 170 people attended the opening.

“The work is a real treat with lots to view and experience including some audio visual pieces,” RVAS Executive Director Jackie Pendergast said after the opening. “There is also a silent auction of pieces from the group of artists who went to Yoho National Park who are fundaising for their next artistic venture. The hours of opening have been changed. The Gallery is open 12.00 – 4.00p.m. Tuesday to Friday and Sundays. We hope people will drop by during their lunch hour.”

Their work is absolutely superb and  certainly worthy of viewing, or purchase. Only five or the paintings are not for sale. The rest range from $100 to $2,500 and are worth well the money.

If your are interested in high-end art this show should not be missed.

The show is on until December 2. Here are a few images from the exhibition’s opening last Saturday, November 12:

Virtue Tree, by Zuzanna Driediger. David F. Rooney photo
Iceline, by Carmen Segger. David F. Rooney photo
Into the Alpine Lake, by Nicola McGarry. David F. Rooney photo
Emerald Lake Canoes, by Stephanie Gauvin. David F. Rooney photo
Vibrant Emerald Lake, by Tina Lindegaard. David F. Rooney photo
Incandescence by Jackie Pendergast. David F. Rooney photo
Three separate interpretations of Takakaw Falls by Stephanie Gauvin (left) Tina Lindegaard (center and Val Speers. Revelstoke Current photo illustration
On the Drop-Off, Schuss Lake by Glenn Clark. David F. Rooney photo
Toni Johnston chats with Marcia Woods and Nancy Geismar about the show. David F. Rooney photo
Pauline and Simon Hunt's daughter, Madeline, writes on a leaf she would then attach to a tree of comments about the show. Photo courtesy of Jacolyn Daniluck/Parks Canada
RVAS Executive Director Jackie Pendergast presents Parks Canada' Zuzanna Driediger with a bouquet of flowers for her assistance in organizing the Art in the Park expeditions and show as Neills Kristensen of the Friends of Mount Revelstoke & Glacier and Parks Canada Superintendent Karen Tierney look on. David F. Rooney photo


RVAS Executive Director Jackie Pendergast (second from the left) poses with 10 of the other artists who have work in the show. David F. Rooney photo