Huge opening for Visual Arts Centre’s latest shows

By David F. Rooney

The Visual Arts Centre had a hugely successful opening for four latest shown on Friday.

More than 100 people crowded into the gallery spaces to view the latest works for its Art in the Park 2012, a photo exhibit by GASP students, the Banff Mountain Photography Show and Teria Davies’ Deviant Abstraction solo show.

These shows are in display until November 30. The Visual Arts centre is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon until 4 pm. Call 250-814-0261 or e-mail for more information.

Here are some photos from opening:

Andrea and Curt Pont share a laugh at the opening of the Art in the Park exhibition at the Visual Arts Centre. David F. Rooney photo
Glacier Adventure and Stewardship Program (GASP) students Sarah Boaz and Tayla Koerber chat with Janet Lemieux at the opening of the GASP members’ photo exhibition on Friday. David F. Rooney photo
Gwen Lips communes with Jackie Pendergast’s work, 18 Kisses. David F. Rooney photo
These two little girls appear to be having a very good time with the food on offer at the exhibition opening. David F. Rooney photo
Suddenly — paparazzi! David F. Rooney photo
Lucie Bergeron (left) and Karen Tierney, superintendent of Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks, discuss one of Cat Mather’s works in Art in the Park. David F. Rooney photo
Jackie Pendergast, executive director of the Visual Arts Centre addresses the crown of over 100 people at the Visual Arts Centre as Neills Kristensen of the friends of Mount Revelstoke & Glacier, and Karen Tierney, superintendent of Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks, listen. The three agencies jointly sponsored the Art in the Park show, as well aa all three of the preceding Art in the Park shows. Art in the Park projects have been among the successful produced here in Revelstoke. They have toured the province, and been shown in Whistler, Kelowna, Vancouver, Field and Golden. David F. Rooney photo
Jewelles Fuller contemplates two of Teria Davies’ pieces at the opening of her solo show, Deviant Abstraction. David F. Rooney photo