Two new shows are opening at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre this Friday and they provide stark differences in their offerings.
The main room will feature Layers of Love by the Mt. Revelstoke Quilters Group. The show will feature numerous creations by local quilters.
In the side room is the Environmental Art Photographic Project. The exhibit is part of BC Parks 100th anniversary celebration and showcases the work of photographers and artists from Blanket Creek.
Sharon Cain is one of the quilters taking part in Layers of Love. She has been quilting for the past 12 years and for this show she crafted a wall hanging based on a design by Pippa Moore of Comox, B.C.-based Kitambaa Designs (pictured at right).
She said she chose the pattern because of the vibrant colours. “It’s exciting.”
Sewing is something Cain has done since high school. She got into quilting 12 years ago and said they make great gifts for people.
“People seem to appreciate the quilts,” she said.
The wall hanging is different from her usual quilting in that it’s made using an applique quilting method. Applique quilting involves sewing smaller pieces onto larger patterns. In the case of the wall hanging, she cut out the flowers and sewed on to the quilt..
“It’s a different technique that I enjoy doing,” she said.
The Mt. Revelstoke Quilters Group has 22 members. The show will consist of 47 entries ranging from queen-size quilts to pin cushions to table toppers to Christmas Tree skirts.
The Environmental Art Photographic Project is an exhibit that showcases the work a group of local artists created in Blanket Creek Provincial Park. They were let loose in the park to create their work, which were then captured by local photographers.
Layers of Love and the Environmental Photographic Art Project are on display at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre from Oct. 7 to Nov. 4. The opening is Nov. 4 at 6 p.m.