The hospital in Spirit River has a great little gallery where local artists can show their work for three months and, in return, donate 25% of their sales to Palliative Care right here in the hospital. Staff, patients and the general public enjoy the changing scenery. As we take down each show, eager questions as to what will be up next are proudly met. As we hang each show, passersby stop to take in the appeal of brand new art.
Judy is a long time member of the Palliative Care Committee and was the genius behind our hanging system. She has been booking artists and hanging shows since the space was first set aside for a gallery. Carolyn is good at helping to hang, label, and take down shows as well.
Until June, members of the Peace Watercolour Society, including Judy and Carolyn, will have their work hanging in the hallway gallery. We hope our pieces brighten the days of all who pass.
Beaverlodge Arts and Cultural Centre is a beautiful place to have a show! Our opening Sunday was very enjoyable.
Our six members and a couple of spouses turned up to help carry, unpack, arrange and hang the show on a nifty new hanging system consisting of movable wires and clips. Right on time we left for our lunch meeting and came back to the warmth of the Beaverlodge Arts community. The Pink Tea Room beckoned, along with a buffet of tasty snacks and confections, but a crowd of visitors was gathered for our official opening.
Our Peace Watercolour Society Fall Show and Sale is on now at the Centre for Creative Arts in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Valerie Ditch, Angela Fehr, Marjorie Henn, Toni Schuler, Judith A. Brown, Janis Herbison and Carolyn Brown have 60 paintings on display. Opening night was well attended by an enthusiastic crowd. As artists, we take delight in meeting people who like to discuss techniques, materials and ideas. It is pleasing to see our work displayed by the professional staff at the Centre. We are proud to represent fine arts, particularly watercolour, in the Peace Country!
The show is up until September 25th. Everyone is welcome!