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Fifth juried show with six local artistsPosted: August 13, 2012

By Joshua Estabrooks

As summer keeps sizzling along, the art keeps getting hotter down here at Pynelogs Art Gallery. Like a wondrous whirlwind of whimsy, our art shows keep getting better and better, and our fifth juried artist showcase is no exception.

Once again, six local artists will have their masterpieces on display, exploring every medium imaginable. This show will include acrylic and oil painting, photography, mixed media and kiln-cast glass work. The show runs from August 15 – 26, with an artist-opening event on Wednesday, August 15 from 7-9 p.m. at Pynelogs.

Kent Shoemaker lives in Invermere, but has studied and practiced his art in various locations throughout the continent. After a six-year hiatus from his main form of creative expression, acrylic painting, he is back with a new body of work that has been fermenting in his mind for some time.

Calgary-based acrylic painter, Angelique Gillespie, has a very unique take on the figurative form. Her portraits have recently taken on a new energy after stepping away from figuratives for a number of years, and the results of her experimentations will be included in this show.

Golden painter, Janis Dyck will be presenting a body of work she has been working on since her children were born. Her goal is to communicate a sense of connection to nature, mystery, the unknown and myth.

Photographer Cheryl Goodwin lives in Fairmont Hot Springs and is now a well-known name in the photographic world. Her offerings for this show (pictured), entitled ‘The Streets of India’ focus on a two-month backpacking adventure through the country, where she witnessed many memorable and photographable sights.  Cheryl will be presenting a slide show on her trip to India on Saturday, August 25at 7 p.m. This presentation will compliment Cheryl’s art show hanging in Pynelogs. Admission by donation.

Varanasi - Cheryl Goodwin Photographer

Invermere’s Robyn Oliver has a background in pottery, but a future in oils. The theme for her show involves patterns and bicycles, and will include oil and mixed media. Robyn currently teaches art at David Thompson Secondary School.

Glass art master, Leslie Rowe-Israelson, recently returned from a trip to Portland, where she was working in residency at the Uroboros Glass Company on some very large and impressive glass works. Her offerings for this show reflect her 20 years living in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, by creating four large panels that connect through a common horizon line. “Reaction to the Rockies and Purcells” is the theme of her work for this show, and utilizes reactive glass and colour bar techniques.

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