This story is part of a feature that first appeared in print in Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine’s July 2022 issue. Read the entire e-edition here:
July’s exhibit at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre is sure to have something for everyone as works from five artists grace the walls in a colourful and diverse display of artistic talent from the Interior.
The Main Gallery will feature works from Revelstoke’s Turbo Bambi (Claudia Simon), a mixed-media artist blending the lines between backcountry and canvas with comical street art and minimalistic landscapes. “Let the Good Times Roll”’ will be the artist’s largest solo show to date and will introduce a new body of work made up of traditional art, skateboard features, woodworking and NFTs. Turbo Bambi’s works are already on display around Revelstoke with a colourful 3D mural as part of Art Alleries and hand painted abstract panels in the Revelstoke Mountain Resort terrain park.
Kelowna’s Ben Arcega will be featuring a new body of work described as a glimpse into who and what inspires his unique approach to painting, skating and self-expression. Drawn from memories of places he’s travelled and people he’s met, the show contains stylized portraits of skateboarders, musicians, surfers, as well as a handful of more abstract creations.
Gallery Two will feature a joint installation piece from Heather Yip and Nicole LeBoutilier. Yip, a contemporary conceptual visual artist, is inspired by human relationships, technology and the environment. She communicates concepts through assemblage, performance and digital media techniques. LeBoutilier draws inspiration from her surroundings and explores the possibilities of abstraction, memory and materials while discovering new and unfamiliar environments.
Maxim B. Vidricaire’s “timeless” will be displayed in Gallery Three. The works are a collection of film images taken in Revelstoke. Vidricaire aims to portray the character, charm and feel of a town going through a major growth spurt and communicate a sense of nostalgia while documenting the town’s current state.