Head down to the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre this Friday evening to get a first look at the two newest exhibition offerings: “Wolf Willow” by Jeff Wilson and “Shades and Colour” by Revelstoke Secondary School. The opening reception will take place between 5 – 9 p.m. and admission is by donation.

The dynamic compositions, unusual subjects, and vibrant colours of Jeff Wilson’s work will fill the walls of the main gallery.

Wilson is a trained geologist and an immigrant from Scotland, he draws inspiration from close observation of Canadian landscapes. Photo: Jeff Wilson.

“Often the subject will be those quirky aspects of Canadian life that generally pass unnoticed.” Said artist Jeff Wilson, describing his art.

His most recent collection, “Wolf Willow” is inspired by a 2017 art residence at the Wallace Stegner House, the childhood home of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the same name. Wilson has chosen to name his collection after one of Stegner’s famous autobiographical books. The book “Wolf Willows” fuses together Stegner’s childhood memories of Eastend Saskatchewan with the known local history of the land.

Wilson hopes that viewers will get a sense of the unique landscape and heritage of the Frenchman River Valley; a place that has witnessed many of the events that have helped characterize the Canadian West.

Currently residing and working in Vancouver, Wilson has made a special trip to Revelstoke to introduce his work to local crowds for the opening reception.

The gallery runs May 31 to June 21, 2019. Viewing is open from 12 – 4 p.m., Tuesday through to Saturday. For more information, visit the RVAC website.

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