One of Jackie Coughlin’s works, to be displayed at the Hope Arts Gallery’s July Backroom show ‘Jack of All Trades’. Submitted photo

One of Jackie Coughlin’s works, to be displayed at the Hope Arts Gallery’s July Backroom show ‘Jack of All Trades’. Submitted photo

‘Jack of all trades’ is artist Jackie Coughlin’s July show

Coughlin displays basket weaving, copper woven jewelry and paintings in backroom show

This July, from the 3rd to the 26th, Jackie Coughlin returns to exhibit her work in a a Backroom Show at the Hope Arts Gallery.

Titled “Jack of All Trades”, Coughlin demonstrates her versatility with basket weaving, copper woven jewelry and paintings using watercolours, acrylics and oils.

Jackie uses pine needles gathered from many areas on her winter travels down south –Mexico, Florida and Arizona. She fashions some out of sweetgrass. Some baskets incorporate copper wire, sliced walnut or hickory shells. Most have a beautiful and unusual flat rock bottom encased in resin.

Most of her copper jewelry involves beautifully decorative rock as well.

Jackie is largely self-taught and has taken lessons in oils and acrylic at Lake Havasu, Arizona. She has attended many workshops over the years and she teaches watercolour painting and copper jewelry making.

Her message to the community is “support the arts; get involved through lessons, join the arts council, join the gallery!”

Due to the pandemic, there will be no opening reception. The gallery hours for the July show will be Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The gallery has been set up according to WorkSafe requirements and inspected by them. We invite you to enjoy a relaxing, safe visit and escape the trying times by enjoying the artworks of Jackie and other local artists.

The gallery is located at 349 Fort St. in Hope. It is operated by the Hope and District Arts Council and staffed by volunteers. For information, call 604-869-3400 or email hopedistrictartscouncil@gmail.com.

– Submitted by the Hope and District Arts Council

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