Eye-popping masks and terrific landscapes engage Arts Centre patrons
By David F. Rooney
Gorgeous masks and attractive landscapes are on offer for the delight of of art lovers at the Visual Arts Centre this month.
The two solo shows by local artist Coreen Tucker and Calgary painter Dawn Thrasher are vibrant displays of exceptionally attractive works of art.
The 10 pieces in Coreen’s exhibition took three months to produce.
“It’s so intuitive for me,” she said at the opening. “I was just playing around at the start and then it snowballed from there.”
Her work generated a lot of excitement at the opening on Friday evening and several of her works were sold.
The other exhibition, Upward Bound, was by Calgary painter Dawn Thrasher. This was her first show in Revelstoke and her paintings of glaciers and high alpine locations were highly detailed and realistic.
These two shows were complemented by the Columbia Basin Community Art Project that saw 12 local artists, led by professional artist Bruce Thomas, create a mural that is to be fastened to the east exterior wall of the Visual Arts Centre facing Wright Street and Victoria Road. Created with funding from the Columbia Basin Trust, the massive work incorporates the Columbia River, our local mountains and motifs area residents can’t help but recognize from mountain caribou to raves and kokanee.
These exhibitions are open to the public from June 9 until July 6 at the Visual Arts Centre, located at 320 Wilson. Admission is by donation. Fr more information please call 250-814-0261 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, here are some images from Friday’s opening: