By David F. Rooney
The creative process can make you a little twitchy; you bare your soul and hope like heck that the people visiting your exhibition will appreciate it and perhaps even buy it.
The Revelstoke Secondary School students showing their work in the massive Now, Then, When show, which opens this evening, Friday May 8, may feel a little nervous in the run up to 6 pm when the doors open. They shouldn’t be too worried about public reaction to their artistic endeavours. There is some astonishingly good work on exhibition.
Now, Then, When is a massive show, occupying almost every flat surface in the Visual Arts Centre’s main gallery and two of its three side galleries.
I think all of the young men and women in the show have produced some decent work but a few of them demonstrate some real talent and skill. I especially liked the work by Maxine Opatril, Kayla Fenwick and Alana Brittin. Their works are fresh and exciting, and demonstrate a high level of talent.
Watercolours, the other show opening this evening, features the Golden Girls. This group of senior ladies has been painting for a number of years now and their work has evolved greatly over the years. Their main focus is on still life painting, garden or floral works and landscapes. As the title of their happy little show indicates, their works are all in that medium and obviously give them a great deal of pleasure. Thanks for producing such bright and satisfying paintings, ladies!
Now, Then, When and Watercolours open this evening, Friday May 8, with a three-hour reception at the Visual Arts Centre’s Revelstoke Gallery starting at 6 pm. The show is open to the public from 12 noon until 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday until June 5. Admission is by donation.
Please click here to view the exhibition poster. Please scroll down to view some images of works in these two shows:
By David F. Rooney