Whimsey, quirkiness and imagination = Summer Art Fair 2013

By David F. Rooney

From start to finish, this year’s Summer Art Fair, which opens this Friday at the Revelstoke Art Gallery by the Day’s Inn, is quirky, whimsical, imaginative and downright fun.

The show features terrific art by some of the city’s best visual artists. Newcomers to our fair city ¬†should know that the Revelstoke Visual Arts Society stages a Summer Art Fair every year. This is a great opportunity to scope what’s on offer by some of your favourite local artists. Want an original painting by¬†Cherie Van Overbeke? Between her stunning Bed of Poppies and her whimsical bears you have some real choices to make.

There are ceramics on offer, as well, and two of the most interesting pieces are Sandra Flood’s modestly priced Flora I and Flora II. And then, if like quirky, you’ll love the collection of recycled light bulbs created by Lori Anderson. These look like they are a heck of a lot of fun and I predict they’ll sell out in a heart beat.

There is also an exhibition of drawings featuring work by Barbara Mayes, Diane Winingder and Kimberly Olson in one of the side galleries. Diane’s drawings of two dogs are quite lovely and are fine examples of her painstaking attention to detail.

The Summer Art Show and the Drawing Exhibition open with a public reception at 6 pm on Friday, July 12. They are open Tuesday through Saturday, noon until 4 pm until September 6. For more information please call 250-814-0261, or send an e-mail to info@revelstokevisualarts.com. You can also visit the gallery’s website at www.revelstokevisualarts.com. The Revelstoke Art Gallery is located in the old RCMP detachment at 320 Wilson, behind the Days Inn.

Vino  By Kimberly Olson Multi-media
Vino
By Kimberly Olson
Multi-media
Courage Enough to Walk Away By Barbara Mayes Charcoal on raw canvas
Courage Enough to Walk Away
By Barbara Mayes
Charcoal on raw canvas
Prince of the Pound By Diane Winingder
Prince of the Pound
By Diane Winingder
Bed of Poppies By Cherie Van Overbeke
Bed of Poppies
By Cherie Van Overbeke
Into the Alpine Lake By Nicola McGarry
Into the Alpine Lake
By Nicola McGarry
Hearts, Flowers and Buttons By Jackie Pendergast
Hearts, Flowers and Buttons
By Jackie Pendergast
Flora I and Flora II By Sandra Flood
Flora I and Flora II
By Sandra Flood
Recycled Light Bulb By Lori Anderson
Recycled Light Bulb
By Lori Anderson