Rachael Chaisson made the poster for the 2019 Wells Works Exhibition with cut paper. The exhibition opens Dec. 6, and the deadline for submissions is Nov. 30 at 5 p.m.                                 RACHAEL CHAISSON PHOTO

Rachael Chaisson made the poster for the 2019 Wells Works Exhibition with cut paper. The exhibition opens Dec. 6, and the deadline for submissions is Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. RACHAEL CHAISSON PHOTO

Wells and area artists encouraged to be part of annual Wells Works Exhibition

The exhibition opening and coffeehouse will be Dec. 6 at the Island Mountain Arts Gallery

Once again, Island Mountain Arts (IMA) is giving Wells and area artists a chance to show their work and share their talent this winter during the annual Wells Works Exhibition.

IMA is currently looking for visual art, media art, craft, music, performance, and anything experimental from artists in Wells and the area to end a wonderful year of programming. The deadline to submit is Saturday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m.

“It’s celebrating artists, makers and musicians in the Wells, Barkerville and Bowron region,” says Rachael Chaisson of IMA, who is organizing the exhibition for the first year. “It usually is a really popular event, for the locals especially, and they all enjoy being a participant.”

Chaisson says a few artists have already brought in their work, and they have seen two-dimensional painting, photography and weaving so far. She also knows a couple of singer-songwriters will be performing and possibly a spoken word artist, and she knows of an artist in Wells who makes mechanically correct models of machinery.

“It’s very diverse with what’s exhibited,” she said.

Contact Rachael Chaisson at info@imarts.com or 250-994-3466 to discuss possibilities, set up a time to drop off your art and work some magic.

Celebrating the artistic talent of the community, the opening of the Wells Works Exhibition will take place Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at the IMA Public Gallery, with a coffeehouse to follow. Chaisson says the coffeehouse starts around 8 p.m. and will be led by Bob Campbell.

Any performance-based artists who would like to take the stage during the coffeehouse portion of the exhibition opening can contact Chaisson at info@imarts.com.

The Wells Works Exhibition runs until Jan. 18 at 2323 Pooley St.

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”Painting the Hill Meat Market (IMA Gallery), 1988” from the Island Mountain Arts archives, photographer unknown.                                 Island Mountain Arts photo

”Painting the Hill Meat Market (IMA Gallery), 1988” from the Island Mountain Arts archives, photographer unknown. Island Mountain Arts photo

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