Art gallery launches new show

Exhibition will feature the paintings of two local artists

A new exhibition at Hope Arts Gallery will feature the work of local artists and friends Jenny Wolpert and Shirley Wotherspoon.

Each year the duo presents a show of entirely new material in a range of paint mediums, everything from encaustic wax and watercolour to acrylics and oil on foundations that vary from canvas to polypropylene paper. They also work with jewellery, pine baskets, photography, collage and art quilts.

Ordinary Miracles is their eleventh show for the back room at the gallery. It celebrates how both artists appreciate the wonder and complexity of the natural and imaginative -world.

The exhibit runs Sept. 1-28, with an opening artists reception planned on Sept. 3 from 7-9 p.m. Mayor Laurie French will be showing watercolours created by his mother Catherine Baldwin French Hamilton for the first time.

While Ordinary Miracles is the featured exhibition at the art gallery in September, another show is also taking place.

The long hallway will display 24 submissions from the playing card art challenge this summer. Each participating artist was assigned a playing card to use a starting point for creative works.

The Hope Arts Gallery is located at 349 Fort St. For more information, visit www.hopeartsgallery.com

Just Posted

Yale man arrested after fleeing police in downtown Hope

Man arrested on three outstanding warrants after being caught in stolen van

Tractor exhaust pipe causes fire on Agassiz field

Agassiz fire crews were on scene around 1 p.m. Tuesday

Waterworks situation on table at Hope District meeting

Council to make decision on 753 Waterworks transfer tonight

Still no decision on cannabis stores in Kent following public hearing

Staff will be bringing the bylaws back to council to include new amendments for location

Rail group to bring plan to Abbotsford council

Group is calling for plans to run trains on rail line between Chilliwack and Surrey

VIDEO: Missing teens named as suspects in three northern B.C. killings

Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky are wanted in the deaths of Lucas Fowler, Chynna Deese, unknown man

Northern B.C. double homicide, suspicious death: A timeline of what we know

Two teens from Port Alberni are now wanted Canada-wide in connection to the three deaths

B.C. teacher suspended for professional misconduct

Grade 8 shop teacher admits to use of vulgar language and profanities toward students

B.C. wine industry legend Harry McWatters dies

Among his accomplishments, McWatters founded the province’s first estate winery, Sumac Ridge Estate

Provincial health body refuses to release full findings of cancer triage system audit

Information and Privacy Commissioner asked to review redactions

Southern resident killer whale died of blunt trauma, likely from ship

J34 was found more than two years ago near Sechelt, but the necropsy findings have now been released

B.C. rail crossing death highlights risks for people in wheelchairs: watchdog

Transportation Safety Board points to ‘persistent risks faced by persons using assistive devices’

B.C. teens wanted in double homicide, suspicious death spotted in Manitoba

Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky were thought to have been seen in the Gillam area

VIDEO: Young couple found dead in northern B.C. had been shot, police say

Chynna Noelle Deese of the U.S. and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia were found along Highway 97

Most Read