The Quesnel Art Gallery will be a busy place in 2022.
The gallery has released their schedule for the year, and has already put on a show. The year kicked off with “An Artistic Conversation,” a show by photographer Bryan Rankin. His nature photographs were re-imagined by eight different artists.
Starting on Feb. 16 and running until March 10 is the annual community show, “Art from the Heart,” featuring local artists.
On March 16 to April 6, the works of Quesnel high school students will be put on display. The show, which is sponsored by the Quesnel School District, is titled “New Art.”
An “Eclectic” show featuring the works of Sam Watters and Pat Hildebrandt will be put on from April 12 to May 6. The show is titled after the phrase, and is sponsored by North Cariboo Realty. The show will feature works from both artists in various mediums.
A juried exhibition will take place from May 12 to June 10. The Federation of Canadian Artists Central Interior Chapter will be displaying “This is Where I Live.”
Tanya Nielsen (and friends) will be presenting “Places Where I Grew,” a show focusing on artists’ memories of growing up in B.C. towns and around the world. The show will run from June 16 to July 8.
“Aging, Art and the Modern Elder” will be on display from July 14 to Aug 11. The show is sponsored by the Vernon chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists, through the New Horizons for Seniors program.
Summer will end with a studio show. “A Spectrum of Perspectives,” will showcase the work of artists at Spectrum Studios, a Quesnel a studio created by Tanya Shymko.
From Oct. 6 to Nov 4, the gallery should be fenced in, as they host “Down to the Wire,” a show all about local artists interpretations of fences.
Finally from Nov. 12 to Dec 23, the gallery will host their annual Beaux Arts Bazaar, where local artists will sell some of the works they’ve completed this year.
A brochure with more information on the gallery and full schedule is available at the Quesnel and District Recreation Centre. The gallery, which is located in the rec centre, is open Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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