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BETWEEN HEAVEN and EARTH

Saturday, May 19 to Sunday, June 24, 2018

Three artists – Dennis Gordon Evans, Susan Crack and Richard Crack – have been dedicated to working creatively for over fifty years.

They met as students at the Alberta College of Art (ACAD) in the mid-1960’s, and went their separate ways, professionally, after graduation. Now, each is retired from their external means of employment, and they are directing their energies, full-time, to their creative passions. Serendipitously, they discovered a common theme emerging in their work.

Specifically, the maturation of each of these three artists has brought them to a stage in their life wherein they instinctively distill the essence of the natural world into very sophisticated visual imagery. Unconsciously or deliberately, individually and collectively, they connect with and interpret the spirituality inherent in the Canadian landscape. Discovering this common ground is the genesis of their proposed exhibition, “Between Heaven and Earth.”

The works in this exhibition will take viewers on a visual experience of the Canadian sense of place—this is where we live, both physically and spiritually. The power of the Canadian landscape has been expressed in three different ways. Two of the artists work with acrylics on canvas; one works in tapestry. Collectively, these works will resonate with viewers at a regional and national level.

At the opening night of the exhibition, the artists propose to host an event which pairs their works with the carefully chosen musical selections by well known jazz musician and musicologist, Don Wade of Sax Among Friends, Naramata, BC. As well, select poetry readings by Richard Crack and Patricia Evans will become companions to the visual presentations.

The artists are also available to discuss, in a separate lecture for this purpose, the relevance of landscape as subject matter in their art. Such a discussion will appeal to art students, amateur and professional artists in all disciplines as well as the general public.

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 2018 Schedule of Exhibitions – Peachland Art Gallery

An exciting year of exhibitions at the Peachland Art Gallery lies ahead. Please take a moment to view them by downloading the file after clicking on the poster below.

PLEASE CLICK THE POSTER TO VIEW A PDF FILE OF

THE 2018 SCHEDULE OF EXHIBITIONS

DOWNLOAD THE CALL FOR 2019 EXHIBITION PROPOSALS

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In Celebration of Canada’s 150th in 2017

In celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday the Peachland Community Arts Council unofficially for a few months towards the end of 2017 broke the Guinness World Record (the largest number of participants painting a ‘paint by number’ at one venue). 6048 visitors to the Peachland Art Gallery painted a ONE – 1” SQUARE on our 6 x 7 foot canvas, and signed our participants log book acknowledging their work and recording their square number. The previous world record holder for a paint-by-number prior to that was populous Victoria in Hong Kong, China with 2603 participants. However, that record has now been beaten in December 2017 by the city of Doha, Quatar, with a gigantic 24 by 35 foot giant image of the Emir of Qatar. Thanks to you, our members, to visitors from around the province, country, even the world, and most of all to our wonderful volunteers – Peachland with its Art Gallery is now proudly on the Map. It has been fun for a short time being number ONE and in this way celebrating Canada’s history.

HOW IT WAS DONE ON TELEVISION – SEE IT ON YouTube!

PCAC Director Shelley Sweeney who devised and coordinated the project paints the final  square on the Paint-by-number project

Our goal was to have all 6,048 squares painted and documented by December 23, 2017.

All of the painting was done in the Peachland Art Gallery beginning March 24th, 2017

This has been a part of our history!

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