New year, new ideas


Watch for some creative ideas at the Oliver Art Gallery this year. Beginning in March, the gallery will refresh exhibits monthly based on themes rather than by artist. Rather than wait months for your favourite artist to be showcased, you can see a variety of artists on display each month but with similar subject matter: still life one month, mountains or rural scenes the next.

Another new idea on the planning table is a portrait contest, with a monetary prize awarded to encourage all local artists to participate.

The gallery is also planning some outside activities during the summer. You can look forward to seeing member artists painting street scenes in front of the gallery. An Art Walk is scheduled for August. To take advantage of some great vistas (and weather), field trips for art students are also in the works.

Check out their website for a selection of art images by their twenty members. Drop by the gallery on Oliver’s Main Street to view it up close – and be inspired to take it home!