first fridays

So this gallery hop has been growing over the past several months. Tomorrow, that’s Friday May 1, three openings happen at once. I hope that you’ll put on your snowshoes and trudge down for a glass of  wine and a good look. The Harris-Warke gallery has an interesting show with ceramics, which I totally love. The Velvet Olive has the photographs of a self-proclaimed “new artist in town” who explores the human body as a canvas. The Gallery IS in its new location on Alexander Way beside McBain Camera and features a series of portraits and constructs. Definitely worth a look.

Alleyscape Studio is open and it’s always worth it to drop in and see Paul Boutlbee and his work. That’s located opposite the Sunworks bookstore entrance near the Velvet Olive.

In the old Gallery IS location the francophone society is gearing up to participate in first Fridays as well, so that is something that you can look forward to.

Sunworks of course is open late that night and is always worth a good browse. The bookstore is in full swing featuring lots of new titles. The rest of the store is packed with great finds, with more ever on its way. What a great way to support our local economy and our local artists. In gloomy and uncertain times art really has a way to improve life.

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