What does art look like in the Kootenays? An exhibition now up at Touchstones Nelson featuring work produced by 63 of its members can help answer that question.
According to gallery curator Rod Taylor, “There’s quite a range of work here, kind of a composite portrait of what art looks like in our area. It certainly doesn’t cover everything, but with 63 artists there’s a pretty good chance you know someone who has work in this show.”
With so many artists participating, there is a lot to take in, with work spilling out of the gallery space and into the adjacent hallway. Painting, drawing, photography and other two-dimensional media are well represented, but you’ll also find ceramics, woodwork, fibre, sculpture and even a small brass chain mail piece!
This is the first year that Touchstones Nelson has had this type of show, and Taylor says that the response has been overwhelmingly postive, both from artists and from people visiting the show. Much of the work is also for sale, offering a great opportunity for current or aspiring art collectors.
The exhibit will run until Sunday, April 7 at 4 p.m. Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History is located at 502 Vernon Street. For information call 250-352-9813.