With Glowing Hearts

Gallery Show celebrates Canada's 150 anniversary of confederation

Rotary Club of Quesnel members were on hand during the mounting of the February Art Gallery show. Clockwise from top left are: Peter Walsh

Rotary Club of Quesnel members were on hand during the mounting of the February Art Gallery show. Clockwise from top left are: Peter Walsh

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

bark carvings.

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

depiction.

One particularly impressive sculpture

is a large figure focusing on a

hand-held maple leaf.

Truly a remarkable interpretive

creation.

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.