By David F. Rooney:
The three exhibitions opening at the Revelstoke Art Gallery this Friday are a symphony of colour that could well sweep you off your feet.
Front and center is an exhibition, Paintings by the Mount Carlyle Group, of 51 new works by painters Jenny Baillie, Brigitte Desbois, Louise Drescher, Stephanie Gauvin and Mirja Vahala. These women have different styles and unique insights into the majesty of our mountainous province that complement one another and will, I am sure, captivate many of you who come to the show.
According to a statement they issued earlier this month “the exhibit of new paintings is based on the artists’ September saga of hiking to over 7000 feet within the Selkirk mountains for a painting bonanza. Blue skies, a full moon, golden backlit larches, rocky ‘scapes and towering crags were the inspiring views for their new works.”
Sounds intriguing and, as you can see from the images below pretty well bang-on.
The second show is Sarah Windsor’s Spirals, Shapes and Elements of Nature. Her series of acrylic paintings are spare, yet bright and engaging and — to me at least — oddly reminiscent of David Hockney’s work.
Then there is Ron Nixon’s retrospective Call of the Wild. Well-known for his take on wildlife, Ron does not disappoint with these works.
Here is a selection of images from these three exhibitions that I hope will bring you out to the public opening on Friday from 6 pm until 9 pm at the Revelstoke Art Gallery, located at 320 Wilson Street, behind the Days Inn: