The Visual Arts Centre has issued a last call for instructors who wish to offer adult or children classes in the Fall.
People interested in teaching a class this autumn should contact Jackie Pendergast, The Centre’s executive director, at firstname.lastname@example.org on Friday, August 14.
The Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre (RVAC) has been chosen to participate in the TELUS Fibre for Good program. This means that new Optik TV subscribers in Revelstoke will be directed to www.telus.com/fibreforgood to select which Revelstoke charity will receive a $25 grant on their behalf, courtesy of TELUS. The Centre will be listed as one of the charities that can be chosen. The Visual Arts Society very much hopes subscribers will select the Centre, it said in a statement.
“Please help us to spread the word to family and friends about this wonderful opportunity for charitable funding,” the statement said.
Artist Jo Willems has very kindly set up a mat exchange box in the Kitchen Studio at the Visual Arts Centre.
A statement from The Centre asked that people interested in participating in this program please use the white gloves provided to look through the mats. “Bring your own portfolio/bag to transport mats,” the statement said. “Leave the plastic sleeves in the exchange box because there are more mats available.”
The goal is to set up a mat lab, including purchase of a Logan mat cutter, so all donations are gratefully accepted. Suggested donations: $2 small, $5 medium, and $10 for the larger mats. Once the mat cutter is purchased, workshops for RVAC members will be held on mat cutting and simple framing techniques.
Studio Connexion Gallery in Nakusp is staging an exhibition of pastels by wildlife artist Sharon Bamber, which opens with a reception on Friday, August 14 from 5 pm until 8 pm.
Sharon’s soft pastel paintings are an extension of her different life experiences, environment and personality, says Studio Connexion’s Anne Bellliveau. “She loves capturing mood and emotional expression to establish that special connection with the animal in that moment.”
On the Wild Side is on exhibit until Sunday, August 30.
Studio Connexion Gallery is located at 203 Fifth Avenue NW in the heart of Nakusp. When walking, it is only 2 1/2 blocks from Broadway Street. Regular business days are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm.
You can book private appointments to suit your busy schedule by calling Anne at 250-265-3586 or 250-265-8888. You can also follow the gallery at www.facebook.com/studioconnexion.
The current exhibitions at the Visual Arts Centre close on Friday August 28 so if you haven’t had an opportunity to visit or would like the chance to see some of the artwork again, the gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday 12 – 4 pm.
On a final note, Executive Director Jackie Pendergast wanted to say “thank you” to the volunteers who have signed up to care for a flower bed in the garden.
“There are still a couple of spots available if you are interested,” she said.
Contact Jackie at email@example.com or call her at 250-814-0261 if you would like to care for a flower bed.