Sep 22, 2015 - Oct 18, 2015
It's Anniversary Time at the Pearl Ellis Gallery
Come view the work in this special members' show from September 22nd to October 28th and help celebrate the Pearl's 37th anniversary of operation in Comox. Visitors to the gallery will be treated to a tremendous variety of artistic styles and media. Artists such as Sharon Lennox (2015 People's Choice winner), Bev Johnston, Channing Holland, Hans Larsen, and Sofie Skapski, just to mention a few will be displaying their work. This is an all media show and visitors will see works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, fabric, and photography.
The member's anniversary show is always a special occasion as it gives the membership a chance to not only celebrate another successful year in operation but to renew its commitment to promote local artists. As well, this year marks the ninth year that the gallery has been able to raise enough money to allow it to continue to present $1500.00 in bursaries to local high schools. Since the beginning in 2007 the gallery has given out $14,000.00 in bursary funding.
The gallery continues to show local artists at its satellite galleries established at the Comox Recreational Center on Noel Avenue and the Comox Library. Visitors to the Recreation Center are treated to art exhibitions displayed in the hallway showcases. These exhibits along with the artwork at the Library are changed every three months. There are up to 5 or more valley artists featured each time at the Rec Center while 1 artist is featured at the Library.
There will be a "reception" on Saturday afternoon, September 26th from 1-4 pm. Come out, meet the artists, and have a piece of the delicious anniversary cake that will be provided by Quality Foods. During the afternoon all purchases of art by members or anyone taking out a membership will receive 10% off their purchase.