By David F. Rooney
The four art exhibitions that open at the Revelstoke Art Gallery on Friday evening will by turns inspire and excite local art patrons.
“We’re showing 142 pieces by 73 artists — 50 of them are from the high school and altogether they account for 71 pieces,” said Jackie Pendergast, executive director of the Art Gallery, formerly known as the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre.
She was particularly happy with the students’ show, Don’t Hide the Madness.
“We need to be encouraging our future artists,” she said in an interview on Wednesday afternoon.
Some of the work by the young artists at RSS is truly very, very good — every bit has good as works produced by mature artists. These kids with a real talent for art need to given every opportunity to stoke their creative furnaces.
The three other shows are equally interesting.
New Works by silversmith Julie James will intrigue every one.
“Her show includes the everyday artifacts that inspired the pieces on display,” Jackie said. “You can pick them up and compare them to Julie’s finished works. What a great interactive display!”
The Golden Girls are back wit Golden Works and it seems that their watercolour work gets better and more interesting with every show.
The fourth show is entitled, The Guild Sets the Table. These are ceramic bowls, plates, platters, tea sets and what not that will, I am sure, be quickly snapped up by patrons who appreciate ceramics by the members of the Revelstoke Potters’ Guild. If you enjoy fine ceramics and want to pick up something practical and memorable you had better get there early. These items are priced to sell and will, I am sure, be snapped up fast.
These four shows open on Friday, May 10, at 6 pm at the Revelstoke Art Gallery, at 320 Wilson Street, just behind Day’s Inn. Admission is by donation. For more info please call 250-814-0261 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.