New gallery show

Cathie Allen and Jim Savage are collaborating on the latest show at the Quesnel Art Gallery

Cathie Allen and Jim Savage are presenting an art show entitled Rooted at the Quesnel Art Gallery at the Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre through the month of May.

The opening of this unique show is May 5, 2 – 4 p.m. right after the first Farmers’ Market of the season.

The Wingdam Ramblers, Murray Boal and Bob Campbell, along with Joel Stern will play some great music and the gallery is offering snacks and refreshments all to showcase the great art.

Cathie Allen has been producing wonderful works of art for more than 20 years, however this is her first show in Quesnel in a long time. She’s excited about sharing her new works, many of which reflect her lovely garden in watercolours, plus a few surprises and framed prints.

“It’s my desire to convey the essence of where the roots come from – these hidden gems of the soil, providing us with both beauty and nutrition,” Allen said.

“Voila! We pull the root from the ground and we sustain ourselves through the winter months.”

Jim Savage rediscovered visual arts a few years ago after a long pause. This is his first show, so in keeping with the exploratory nature of his re-entry to painting, Savage’s part of the show contains a variety of subject matter in several media (regional landscaps, wildlife, portraits and still life.) Prints of selected pieces will be available.

The Quesnel Art Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.