June 2014


................................."Sky People" by Chris Doman ....................

There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted. ::: Henri Matisse :::

Dear Friends of the Arts,

Spring Into ART! Nature Inspired & Found Objects Group Show continues to June 28th An exhibition of paintings, mixed media, found objects by local and Island Artists. "...How are we connected to the Natural world around us as well as to the nature within us." New work by Joan Ackerman, Cara Baldwin, Cynthia Bonesky, Gale Cyr, Kristi Dobson, Chris Doman, Pamela Holl Hunt, Gittan Klemetsrud, Susan LaForge, Miriam Manuel, Michael Mallin, Jillian Mayne, Ann McIvor, Todd Robinson and Nancy Wilson.

In July we welcome PERSONS OF INTEREST with Gordon James; August features SHOW OF LIGHT - Four Photographers Who Turned Photos into Art with Lucas Chickite, Martha James, Laurence Subra-Bieusses and Darren Willis.; September we present SACRED MEMORIES with Casey Rae and in December we celebrate LIVING PROOF, 3rd Annual Life Drawing Sketches Exhibit.

September 13th & 14th we get together for the 2nd Annual Alberni Valley Paint Out in conjunction with the International Plein Air Painters 12th Great Worldwide Paint Out. We hope for a big turnout for our 2nd year and hope you will join us...Contact us if you would like to participate!

'Gallery Beyond Walls' our Online Gallery is always open to view & shop and visit us on Location too!

Our little Gallery is beautifully situated in a 1926 House & Garden on the corner of Melrose Street & 8th Avenue. The Gallery is open for viewing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12 to 5 pm, May through December.

Life Drawing 'Open Studio' sessions - Teen Night Monday's 6 to 8pm and Adults meet every Tuesday & Wednesday 6 to 8 pm. Cost is $12.50. Space is limited. Contact us to reserve your spot if you are interested in participating!

Let's keep working together supporting our partners in community....Astrid Johnston, Creative Director

Coming Soon...

Gordon James

Persons of Interest
July 4th – 26th, 2014
Artist's Reception 1st Friday July 4th from 6 – 8 pm

Through the medium of Intaglio printmaking, Gordon James conducts a personal exploration of his relationship to all other beings he has encountered or imagined which are the most interesting and complex of forms and the basis of this exhibit. His work speaks to the deep-seated need of our species to leave a visual record of ourselves, who we are and how we live.

A master of clay and ceramic sculpture, Gordon's prints using the intaglio process is a wonderful combination of craft and fine art that continues to fascinate and inspire him.


Arts Here & There...

Art Rave Society

Quadra Studio Tour

Port Alberni

Mark your calendars for 11 days of fun from July 25th to Aug 4th for ALBERNI ARTRAVE 2014 held in and outside the Alberni's Historic Train Station.

More Info found can be found at artrave.org or alberniartrave2014@gmail.com and Alberni Art Rave on Facebook or give us a call too!

Quadra Island

STUDIO TOUR June 7th (10-5) and June 8th (10-4). Kick-Off Weekend!

Enjoy exploring the work of over 35 Quadra Island artists at 23 studios all over the island as well as the show at the Community Centre. Many artists will be doing demonstrations of their techniques during the weekend.

The Studio Tour offers a glimpse into the secret corners of Quadra where the artists are normally hidden away with their latest creations.

Tickets are just $5/person (kids 12 and under are free) and are available at: Campbell River Art Gallery, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Quadra Tourist Info Centre Hummingbird Office & Art Supply, Works of H'Art, Impressions Framing, and Quadra Island resorts.


Life Drawing continues with TEEN NIGHT on Monday's and for Adults on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starts 6 to 8 pm.

Contact us to reserve a spot if you would like to participate. Call Astrid 250-724-2056.

'Open Studio’ drop-in fee to participate is $12.50. Artists can also pre-register for five sessions for a fee of $60. Space is limited, so call and book early.

Holl Hunt   Susan LaForge   Jillian Mayne
Pamela Holl Hunt

Working in oil, using mostly palette knife, her earlier work was a series of sensitive, illuminating abstracts, later Pamela launched into a spiritual and creative search which emanated in an extensive series of bold, colour-filled tree paintings.

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Susan LaForge

"Scenes are painted to capture the essential mood of place..."

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Jillian Mayne

“I know when I've found my way when instinct guides me in such a way that my gut hums and my eye sees colours and shapes that weren't there at first glance."

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Todd Robinson   Nancy Wilson   Michael Maillin

Todd Robinson

" Through my artwork I try to portray the intense beauty of what we have along with a gentle reminder of what we can easily lose through ignorance & neglect."....

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Nancy Wilson

From the beginning she has always combined her love of animals and nature with her painting. She showed her work at the Stratford Art in the Park Exhibition as part of the Stratford Festival for several years. She has also had pieces in the Perth/Huron Exhibition at the Stratford Art Gallery.

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Michael Mallin

Called "The Gathering" Oil (water soluble) on canvas circa 1997. The title grew out of the suggestion of figures approaching with open arms, where, one of his favourite works reminds him of those sleepy afternoons in the library where Klimt and Mondrian kept him company.

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