Vernissage 25th Silver Anniversary

Shenkman Promenade
25 May 2015

by/par Kerstin Peters

Promenade Arteast “Silver Celebration – Summer Coming /
Célébration d’argent – l’été s’en vient”

The Shenkman Arts Centre was a busy place on Sunday May, 24, 2015 when another Beau’s Art event took place. All of the galleries in the art centre had opening celebrations for their shows while Beau’s Brewery offered samplings of its beer.

On the upper level, the Ottawa School of Art showed the creative works of their children and teens programmes. The show featured drawings, paintings, and sculptures. What I enjoyed very much beside the artwork was that children visiting the exhibition were encouraged to decorate little awards and pin them next to their favourite art work.

The AOE Gallery offered a fascinating look into Lois Siegel’s photographs of famous artists of different fields at work.

The lower level was even busier with three vernissages. In Salon A of the Trinity Art Gallery, Sophie Nicholas’ exhibition “Romantic Baroque” was a homage to the portraits of famous great masters. Salon B hosted the Ottawa Watercolour Society’s beautiful exhibition of The Magic of Watercolour.

The Arteast Promenade Wall did not fall short among all these works. As part of the 25th anniversary celebrations, Arteast presented the exhibition Silver Celebration – Summer Coming / Célébration d’argent – l’été s’en vient. Most of the artists participating were present during the vernissage.

The two and three dimensional artworks in acrylic, oil, pencil, watercolour, and mixed media were done by the following artists:

Isabella Lévèque Bouchard, Clarisse Cheseaux, Arlette Francière, Marc Gagne, Christine Gendron, Susan Cornthwaite Grenier, Diane Keevil Harrold, Aline Joanis, Roger Larose, Christine Lenoir Godin, Hélène Lepage, Clair Ouseley, Nahid Shukralla, David W. Turner, Kerstin Peters, Danielle Vermette, Raymonde Wolfe and Pari Zati.

The Arteast members created something for every taste – bold abstracts, realistic still lifes, interesting mixed media pieces, subtle portraits, and beautiful landscapes.

As this show would not have been possible without the many volunteers involved, I would like to thank them for another beautiful exhibition.

photos by Charles Frost

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