Painters Guild retrospective opens


Salt Spring Painters Guild members have been busy getting ready for a major retrospective show that opens on Saturday, Oct. 28.

Our Best Work (So Far) will mark 45 years of the guild’s existence on Salt Spring, and the celebration committee has gone all out to create a memorable event.

More than 100 original works of art have been collected from current and former members, and families of members who have died. Artwork will be displayed in the show at Mahon Hall, which is where the guild met in its earliest days.

The stage at Mahon Hall will hold pieces from workshop leaders. There will also be a “reunion room” with photo displays and a chance for people to share their guild memories. 

The exhibit is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Saturday, Nov. 4. The opening reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 28.

Part of events on Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m. at Mahon Hall is a visual art talk titled Guilds, Collectives & Movements: A Short History of Artist Groups. It will be presented by John Threlfall, who is the communication and special projects officer of UVic’s fine art department.

For more on this story, see the Oct. 25, 2017 issue of the Driftwood or subscribe online.

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