Two exhibitions/one opening were balm for the colour-starved soul

By David F. Rooney

The Revelstoke Visual Arts Society held its first art exhibition of the year in the Revelstoke Art Gallery on Friday, April 11, and what a colourful, refreshing and spring-like show it was.

172 colour-starved people attended the opening of the society’s In My Garden Members’ Show and Bruce Thomas’ solo exhibition, Next Passage Out. If they were anything like me they were seeking balm for their colour-starved souls. And they certainly got that.

There were well over 120 paintings and 3-dimensional works in both shows and if they didn’t satisfy your desire to leave winter behind then you were beyond redemption. But I’m certain everyone there enjoyed themselves. Certainly the art-sales figures suggest that.¬†Executive Director Jacqueline Pendergast said there were $1,400 in sales. That makes it an especially successful show.

If you missed the opening you can still see these beautiful shows until May 2. Drop on down to the gallery in the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre at 120 Wilson and catch a taste of spring.

Here are a few images form the opening:

The In My Garden Members' Show that opened the 2014 exhibition season on Friday evening at the Revelstoke Art Gallery was thronged with art lovers who deeply appreciated its colourful celebration of spring. David F. Rooney photo
The In My Garden Members’ Show that opened the 2014 exhibition season on Friday evening at the Revelstoke Art Gallery was thronged with art lovers who deeply appreciated its colourful celebration of spring. David F. Rooney photo
Carol Palladino (enter) and Margaret Pacaud admire Bruce Thomas' work Granny at the Opera, which is part of his exhibition, Next Passage Out, on display at the Revelstoke Art Gallery on Wilson Street until May 2. David F. Rooney photo
Carol Palladino (enter) and Margaret Pacaud admire Bruce Thomas’ work Granny at the Opera, which is part of his exhibition, Next Passage Out, on display at the Revelstoke Art Gallery on Wilson Street until May 2. David F. Rooney photo
Ingrid Boaz admires the ceramics by Sandra Flood, Jacqueline Palmer and Nancy Geismar as Kendra Runnalls chats with Guinevere Battersby. David F. Rooney photo
Ingrid Boaz admires the ceramics by Sandra Flood, Jacqueline Palmer and Nancy Geismar as Kendra Runnalls chats with Guinevere Battersby. David F. Rooney photo