A summer of artistic demonstrations at effusion art gallery in Invermere is kicking off with style on May 21 with the exhibition “an unrestrained expression of emotion”. The artists participating in the event are Murray Phillips, Sandra Chapman, Carmel Clare and Jo Ludwig. Daryl DaCosta, art director at effusion art gallery, said this is just an example of the exhibitions coming up at the gallery during the summer months.
“The long weekend is always the first one we do to kick off the season,” DaCosta said.
Having the artists in the gallery gives people the chance to go up and talk to the artists as they are creating art right in front of their eyes.
“It is such an amazing energy with these artists. They will be set up and painting, and to be able to do that will give people a feel for what they do,” she said.
DaCosta also provided some simple descriptions of the type of work each artists does.
“See the vibrant colours of Jo Ludwig’s kiln form bowls, which are also displayed in this year’s event. Living on Canada’s West Coast, Jo Ludwig spends most of his time creating “ToB”s, meaning “Thing of Beauty”. Each “ToB” is a one-of-a-kind art glass vessel that is eye-catching and captivating inside and out.
“Sandra’s style is best described as contemporary impressionist. Inspired by the diversity and beauty of the Canadian landscape, her paintings reflect her interpretation of the relationships she perceives in nature.
“Murray Phillips, an accomplished painter and feature artist at the famous Calgary Stampede, will be sharing his knowledge and give insight to his featured art. His paintings focus on the western wilderness and truly captures the beauty and stillness of nature. Murray has a strong interest to express the spiritual in his paintings.
“Expressing Canada’s beautiful landscape on canvas is one of Carmel Clares’ inspirations. Some of her subjects include washed white riverbeds, dark forests, mist off the river, storm clouds blowing over the water, and warm sunlight reflected on bleached driftwood.”
Artists will be at the gallery at 10 a.m., with a reception held in the afternoon from 4 p.m to 7 p.m.