While waves of COVID-19 are still hitting around the world, the Quesnel Art Gallery is gearing up for a safe, full slate of shows for 2021.
They’ve planned nine shows for the year, with Lesley Kuhn’s Simple, Summer already in the books. Kidz art opens on Thursday, March 4, featuring the work of Quesnel elementary school students.
In April, Nicole Johnston’s photography will be featured in The Cowboys and Cowgirls of the Cariboo. Her work features Cariboo residents life on the land.
May will see a collaboration show, as Judith DesBrisay and Cheri Maisonneuve will team up to present Resonate.
“Two artists explore using epoxy resin in their artwork and present the luminous results,” the show’s profile reads.
Darin Corbiere will bring an Indigenous perspective with Ingrained Stories — What the Wood Said to Me. Corbiere was inspired by Anishinaabe legends and stories he heard while growing up.
July will see the entire art community contribute to a show, with the theme of A Summer Garden.
Lee-Anne Chisholm and Aaron Harder will present Connection in August. The duo were the brains behind a recently constructed mural in Quesnel, the community spirit tree downtown.
“(The show is) a visual exploration of the relationship between body, soul and spirit through the contrasting styles of painting and sculpture,” the show’s bio reads.
In late September, the gallery will be taken over by the Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre for a week to celebrate women and art.
The final show of the year is a solo show, as Katja Kovanen presents “Promises of God.” The show will feature a variety of media including portraits, landscapes, and jewellery.
The year will end with the annual Beaux Arts Bazaar, with member artists putting their work on display for all to purchase.
The full schedule of shows is in a brochure available at the gallery.
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