New exhibit brings animals to life

August back room show at Hope Arts Gallery will feature acrylics and stone carvings

Stone carvings by Georges Sauve will be showcased at the Hope Arts Gallery in August

Stone carvings by Georges Sauve will be showcased at the Hope Arts Gallery in August

Sara Lesztak

Contributor

Hope artists Sharon Blythe and Georges Sauve will feature works of animals in acrylic paintings and stone carvings this August at the Hope Arts Gallery.

Georges Sauve’s Raku pottery will be the centrepiece of the exhibit.

His stone carvings show a special artistic instinct that guides his carving of the particular stone he uses – sometimes he looks at a piece of stone or granite for weeks before he decides what to carve. This instinct is blended with his vision of an animal.

Sauve started his artistic path using realism, but has recently turned to freeform and impressionist styles.

Sharon Blythe’s Chinese Brush work has delighted viewers since 1985, as has her acrylic paintings for almost two decades.

Phatt Paeries, which are made from clay and put on greeting cards, are her hallmark. Whatever the style or medium, Blythe’s work sparkles with fun and whimsy.

The back room show runs from Aug. 1-29 at the Hope Arts Gallery, 349 Fort St.

An opening reception will be held Aug. 10 at the gallery, from 7-9 p.m.

Refreshments will be served.