By David F. Rooney
The sight that grabs your attention as soon as you enter the Revelstoke Art Gallery to see its latest show is stunning in its simplicity and its stylish beauty: works in wood and metal by some of Revelstoke’s best artists and craft people.
Celebrating the Year of Craft: Wood, Metal and Leather, and Our Home, Their Home by Arrow Heights students, working through an Art Start program under the guidance of local painter Tina Lindegaard are the two exhibitions that open to the public n Friday, June 12 at 6 pm.
The Celebrating the Year of Craft show occupies the main gallery and I thought that, overall, it is visually arresting. While many of the works on display are not not for sale, others are and if any of them strike your fancy you should snap them up.
Our Home, Their Home fills all of the side galleries. These examples of children’s art are naive and charming and, in some instances, pretty creative. You just don’t know what you’re going to get when you work with children. But it was obvious to me, at least, that the kids who worked with Tina were happily creative.
Both of these shows are worth a visit. The shows open on Friday, June 12, at 6 pm and while it promises to be another hot day and evening, Jackie Pendergast, the Visual Arts Centre’s executive director, promises that the air conditioning will be going full blast. Now it you really needed an added inducement, there it is. In the meanwhile, here is a selection of images that will show you what to expect: