Exhibit showases family artwork

Hope Arts Gallery presents Family Jewels throughout May in the back room

Sharon Blythe hangs up one of her paintings at the Hope Arts Gallery. She will be showcased with her daughter and granddaughter in May's Family Jewels exhibit.

The Hope Arts Gallery will present a varied display of artwork next month in a new exhibition titled Family Jewels.

Sharon Blythe and her daughter Kim Woodd and granddaughter Melissa Beaupre will be showcased in the back room May 1-28.

Blythe has lived in Hope since 1948 and promoted arts in the area for over 20 years. She is a founding member of The Hope Artists Guild, the Hope & District Arts Council and the Artists At Work painting group. Blythe started painting in 1980 and now dabbles in acrylics, watercolors, Chinese brush painting and hand building with clay. She is well-known for her “Phatt Phaerie” drawings, greeting cards and wall ornaments.

Woodd was raised in Hope, graduated from Hope High in 1977, moved to Terrace after graduation, and worked for BC Tel/Telus for years. She is currently a member of the Terrace Artists Association and the Terrace District Arts Council. A former creator of quilts and cross stitch items, Woodd now works with clay and makes her own jewelry.

Beaupre graduated from Capilano College in 2005 and now resides in Vancouver where she works in the film industry. Her credits include The Troop, Hellcats, Shattered, Once Upon A Time and Twilight. As a child Beaupre was interested in photography and drawing, and has returned to drawing and painting again in her spare time.

An artists reception for Family Jewels will be held on May 5 from 2-4 p.m.

Hope Arts Gallery is located at 349 Fort St.