The Rustad Galleria, located parallel to the North and South Canfor Galleries, is an exhibition space dedicated to presenting work by local and regional artists. Exhibitions in this space typically run for a month. All local and regional artists from the Regional District of Fraser Fort-George are encouraged to submit proposals.
These exhibitions are free to the public every day of the week and the Galleria space offers a compelling venue for the exploration of our regional artists.
Nov 2 - 26, 2017
Catherine Ruddell, To Imagine, 2017. Acrylic, block print, & embroidery on canvas.
Catherine Ruddell is a visual artist based in Prince George. She defines herself as a textile artist, surface and pattern designer, as well as a modern quilter. Ruddell's exhibition, Covering Ground, features surface illustrations and surface designs that are primarily concerned with exploring family history through her maternal grandmother. By combining remembered, shared, and secondhand knowledge, Ruddell has selected Indian paintbrush, wild lupine, foraged berries and cultivated wheat as symbols of her family's history. Her repetition of these symbols in different forms and iterations represents a visual dialogue between herself and the past.
Dec 7, 2017 - Jan 21, 2018
Elizabeth Eakin, Wind and Fire, 2017. Watercolour on paper.
The Artists’ Workshop is a non-profit organization established in the early 1950’s. Their mission is to encourage visual art through promoting exploration of various mediums at group workshops and showcasing members’ artwork at community events. Any Way the Wind Blows brings together work by but a small fraction of Artists’ Workshop members.
This exhibition embodies the sprit of experimentation and creative expression. Paintings, drawings, mixed media, and block print work decorate the Galleria walls. In addition, a variety of subjects are represented including trees on Cottonwood Island, a blazing forest fire, wheat blown by the wind, and a serene sunset on Summit Lake. The work here stems from both personal experiences and a desire to record places, events and emotions though visual art.
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