The February Art Gallery Show
is always Art From the Heart, an
open show which invites emerging
and established artists to submit
their work for display.
This show is not juried and artists
are encouraged to participate. The
theme this year is With Glowing
Hearts, a tribute to Canada’s 150th
celebration of confederation.
“This community show is so much
fun,” artist and gallery co-ordinator
Joan Ramsay-Harker said.
“We have so many talented artists
coming forward for this show. It’s
often a springboard for emerging
artists to take the next step.”
The show features many genres
including several sculptures including
a bird cage sculpture; paintings
(watercolour, acrylic and oil); watercolours
on a unique paper medium;
woodworking and cottonwood
Each artist was prompted to explore
their own interpretation of
the theme and each piece is a oneof-
kind original, some with obvious
Canadiana, some incorporating
carefully worked maple leaves and
several with hearts as part of the
One particularly impressive sculpture
is a large figure focusing on a
hand-held maple leaf.
Truly a remarkable interpretive
Just in time for the February show,
the Quesnel Art Gallery completed
the installation of a new rail system
for displaying artwork.
Thanks to a $1,700 donation from
Rotary Club of Quesnel, this system
now provides an easier and
more sophisticated way of hanging
pieces for display.
Art from the Heart is on display
for the month of February.
Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday,
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and the gallery
and gallery gift shop are located
in the Quesnel And District Arts
and Recreation Centre on North
Star Road in Quesnel.
For details call 250-991-4014.