Marguerite Hall stands in front of a newly renovated display in the Quesnel & District Art Gallery gift shop. Heather Norman photo

Art From the Heart to open Saturday at Quesnel Art Gallery

The show will feature work from across the community

This year’s Art From the Heart Show is opening this Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Quesnel Art Gallery.

The annual show is themed Heart on Fire this year and will see submissions from members of the gallery as well as members of the community. None of the pieces need to be juried to be featured in the show either.

“It’s the most open show we have,” says Joan Ramsey Harker, the volunteer director of the gallery. “It’s for anybody to join in.”

She says they’re expecting quite a few local artists to bring in work to be featured in the show.

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Harker also has three of her own pieces in the show, which she calls “semi” on theme: all three works were inspired by the wildfires in recent years.

“It’s very unusual for us to have an Art From the Heart Show without any hearts,” says Harker. As of Wednesday afternoon, there was only one painting featuring hearts in the show, although the gallery will be accepting artwork until Friday.

The gift shop at the gallery has also been recently renovated, with a new paint job and new shelving and display areas. Marguerite Hall, a gallery member and volunteer, says she spent about 50 hours working on the renovations over the last two weeks. Between all the volunteers, she says, they probably spent about 100 hours working on the renovations.

For Art From the Heart, Harker says the gallery will have slightly different hours: instead of closing each Sunday and Monday, the gallery will remain open for visitors to come and view the show.

Art From the Heart will run from Saturday, Jan. 26 until Saturday, Feb. 23. The opening reception will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

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