Wind, Wings & Distractions Art Exhibit Opens at Williams Lake’s Station House Gallery – Williams Lake Tribune
The Cariboo Art Society’s Wind, Wings & Distractions exhibition sold out on Thursday, June 2 at Station House Gallery.
The Tribune was there early, and the gallery was already full of artists and art lovers.
It was the 77th exhibition and sale at the gallery and many local artists were on hand to welcome customers and talk about the exhibition.
There were works in the lower gallery by society artists Linda Bachman, Anne Brown, Michael Bruce, Lynn Capling, Dwayne Davis, Barb Fraleigh, Trish Fushtey, Dean Jeffries, Georgia Lesley, Lynne Rodier, Shirley O’Connor, Sandra Stokes and Gladys Wheatley.
The gallery walls were filled with a range of pieces – a wide range of styles as well as subjects, but all related in some way to the title of the exhibition, whether show the power of the wind representing a bird.
Anne Brown, who describes herself as a new artist, had a painting of a puffin in the show, a small seabird associated with the East Coast. Brown had enjoyed seeing the puffins on a trip to Newfoundland.
In the upper gallery was a series by Filipino-Canadian artist Margarita Hobbes.
The multidisciplinary artist lives in Coquitlam, British Columbia, and the pieces in her show reflect her childhood in the tropics.
Title Pagkabatameaning childhood in the Tagalong language, the series of mixed media paintings was meant to give “a glimpse into a young child’s life in the tropics around the 1970s”.
Small glossy abstract paintings on wooden panels evoke a range of emotions with colors and shapes.
Gallery patrons at the opening were able to enjoy snacks, wine or punch, and an artist talk.
The exhibition will continue until June 25 and the gallery is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
Admission to the gallery is always free.
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