Four excellent arts shows now on at the Visual Arts Centre

By David F. Rooney

There are four excellent art shows on exhibition at the Visual Arts Centre on Wilson Street.

Backyards and Alleys is a lovely members’ show that features local¬†scenes we’re all likely to recognize. Two shows, Images of Golf and Reflections of Social Justice are one-man shows by former Mount Begbie Elementary School Principal Rob Wilson. While Reflections of Social Justice, as you might imagine, a tad rim, Images of Golf is whimsical and amusing. The fourth show, Voices of our Ancestors, is a tribute to native culture and the land and was organized by the Aboriginal Education Committee.

The four shows are on exhibit at the Revelstoke Art Gallery in the Visual Arts Centre, located at 320 Wilson Street behind the Days Inn, until Friday, August 29. The gallery is open to the public Tuesday to Saturday from 12 noon until 4 pm. For more information please contact the gallery at 250-814-0261 or send an e-mail to info@revelstokevisualarts.com.

Here is a selection of photos from the four shows:

Rob Wilson poses with his painting, Golfing in Pink Light. Rob's exhibition of paintings about golf is whimsical and amusing. David F. Rooney photo
Rob Wilson poses with his painting, Golfing in Pink Light. Rob’s exhibition of paintings about golf is whimsical and amusing. David F. Rooney photo
Golfing Spoouses by Rob Wilson acrylic on canvas
Golfing Spouses
by Rob Wilson
acrylic on canvas
The Quest for Profit At Any Price By Rob Wilson acrylic on canvas
The Quest for Profit At Any Price
By Rob Wilson
acrylic on canvas
Connections by the Grade 8-11 students at RSS acrylic on canvas Please click on the link below to read about this remarkable work of art
Connections
by the Grade 8-11 students at RSS
acrylic on canvas
Please click on the file below to read about this remarkable work of art

Artistic statement about Connections.

If Stones Could Speak by David F. Rooney acrylic on canvas
If Stones Could Speak
by David F. Rooney
acrylic on canvas
Stikine River Pictographs by Toni Johnston Ceramic
Stikine River Pictographs
by Toni Johnston
Ceramic
White Buffalo Maiden by Gus Timoyakin coloured pencils
White Buffalo Maiden
by Gus Timoyakin
coloured pencils
Spirit Bear by Andrew Stacey cedar Please click on the file below to read about this sculpture
Spirit Bear
by Andrew Stacey
cedar
Please click on the file below to read about this sculpture

Artistic statement about Spirit Bear.

Gwen's House  (based on a historical photo from the Museum & Archives) by Peter Blackmore encaustic and mixed media
Gwen’s House
(based on a historical photo from the Museum & Archives)
by Peter Blackmore
encaustic and mixed media
Bin in the Alley by Julie Kozek acrylic on canvas
Bin in the Alley
by Julie Kozek
acrylic on canvas
IMBY Chicken Vase No. 3 Jacqueline Palmer Ceramic
IMBY Chicken Vase No. 3
Jacqueline Palmer
Ceramic
In My Alley by Tina Lindegaard acrylic on canvas
In My Alley
by Tina Lindegaard
acrylic on canvas
Revelstoke Back Alley No. 7 by Rachel Kelly acrylic on canvas
Revelstoke Back Alley No. 7
by Rachel Kelly
acrylic on canvas
Downtown back Alley by Eve Fisher & Ken Talbot Ceramic and wood
Downtown back Alley
by Eve Fisher & Ken Talbot
Ceramic and wood
I Forgot My Wallet No. 2 by Nicola McGarry digital print on canvas
I Forgot My Wallet No. 2
by Nicola McGarry
digital print on canvas
Ceramic artist Cat Mather (left) discusses the methods she used to create her piece Revy Bird Bath with painter Lucie Bergeron and son Daniel Blackie. David F. Rooney photo
Ceramic artist Cat Mather (left) discusses the methods she used to create her piece Revy Bird Bath with painter Lucie Bergeron and son Daniel Blackie. David F. Rooney photo