Exhibitions set for Kootenay Gallery

Featured work from three artists

Red Birches by Carol Reynolds

Following the West Kootenay Camera Club’s annual week-long Photo Salon from June 1 – 8, the Kootenay Gallery has two new exhibitions opening June 15 at 7 p.m. Three artists are offering works that will be of interest to local culture lovers.

Carol Reynolds has adeptly captured the landscapes of both Nelson streets and Kootenay birch groves in her popular colour-rich canvasses. Those of you familiar with the Kootenay Gallery building will have seen the mural she completed on the front of the Gallery in 2009. Entitled Between the Trees, Reynolds’ exhibition is selected from several bodies of work, but largely from her tree paintings. As Reynolds’ compositions have focussed on birches, the background beyond and between the trees has interested her as much as the primary subjects themselves. The result is a collection that is sometime contemplative, sometimes electric and never dull. The paintings on display include early pieces when she lived in Campbell River up to work completed this May in her Nelson studio.

The second exhibition, DetermiNation, is a collaboration between two indigenous Okanagan artists, Sheldon Louis and Csetkwe Fortier. Louis creates bold, graphic imagery while Fortier’s medium is photography. The artists describe the show as “Genetic memories of origin guide two syilx artists to produce works about their inherent responsibilities to ensure the lifeblood of the salmon continues to flow. With bright colours & bold images, they express the determination of the salmon & their people.” DetermiNation is particularly relevant at this time, given the cultural significance of the salmon both historically and currently, to local indigenous populations and with the re-negotiations of the Columbia River Treaty beginning soon.

Both exhibitions open on June 15 at 7:00 pm are free to attend. All of the artists will be in attendance so this is an excellent opportunity to meet them and find out more about their art. The exhibitions continue until July 28. The Kootenay Gallery is located across from the airport, down the road from the Apple Guy and the Doukhobor Discovery Centre. The two galleries and the Gift Shop are open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To find out more, contact the Gallery at 250-365-3337 or email kootenaygallery@telus.com” kootenaygallery@telus.com.

 

Deep Water by Sheldon Louis.

Just Posted

Trail cannabis shop gets green light from province

The Higher Path hopes to open doors in next couple of weeks

Man spotted with shotgun in East Trail leads to weapons discovery

RCMP recover numerous weapons and stolen items after search on Fifth Ave.

Butterflies for Rossland brother and sister duo heading to world ski championships

Remi and Jasmine Drolet will represent Canada in Finland

Fans egg-static Humpty statue staying in Castlegar

Local business donation ensures well-loved statue will remain in place

UK lawmakers reject Brexit deal in 432-202 vote

House of Commons votes against the deal struck between Britain’s government and the EU

New orca calf in Salish Sea ‘healthy and active’

Birth cause for celebration but things still dire genetically, expert says

Good Samaritan rescues cat found in heaps of garbage at B.C. landfill

The cat was abandoned and left to die at the Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill, the BC SPCA says

East Kootenay town pitches $80m multi-purpose community centre

City of Fernie vies for slice of cost-sharing pie to integrate recreation facilities into new centre

Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna home to Canada’s most expensive rentals: report

According to PadMapper, units in larger B.C. cities cost $1,300 to more than $3,000

B.C. home sales drop 25% in 2018

The B.C. Real Estate Association points to the federal government’s mortage stress test

Canada asks China for clemency for B.C. man sentenced to death, Freeland says

Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was sentenced to 15 years, but after new trial, was sentenced to die

B.C. surgery wait list has ballooned, group says

B.C. Anesthesiologists’ Society says surgical waits have risen by three times the rate of population

Accused B.C. high school killer now fit for trial, defence lawyer says

Gabriel Klein is accused in the 2016 stabbing death of Letisha Reimer at Abbotsford Senior Secondary

Most Read