Lenses in Light of Dark Times
Regional photographers light up special moments in dark times.
Photography Exhibition guest curated by Marilyn Grubb
September 5 – October 1
Marilyn, with her friend and fellow photographer, Gail Jones, have been digital photography instructors for more than five years and asked some of their students from past classes as well as photographer friends to contribute to participate in this special exhibition which opens September 5.
Marilyn reports, “For this exhibit, which we have entitled Lenses in Light of Dark Times, we have brought together seven skilled photographers, from the new-on-the-scene to the well-established, who are ready to display an eclectic mix of styles and themes that will affirm that we still live in a beautiful world.”
The participating photographers include: Rio Grande native Melanie Alde, Beaverlodge’s Harmony Freeman, Grande Prairie’s Marilyn Grubb, Gail Jones of Elmworth, Sara MacIntyre from Goodfare, Valhalla area’s Steve Mumert, and Colin Ruxton from the Wembley area. Most are new to the BACS Gallery.
“Not all photographs will depict Peace Country scenes that we all know and love,” says Marilyn. “We have some well-travelled photographers – Melanie Alde for one – who have brought back exotic photos from far-off lands. Others, like Sara MacIntyre, simply steps out her back door in her pyjamas and rubber boots to focus on one of our stunning sunrises over a still body of water.”
Some of the artists have organized their photos into themed presentations as Marilyn herself has. Her Peace Country Barns will be recognized by many locals and Gail Jones has not had to venture any further than Around the Farm to capture slices of daily rural life. Others have focussed their attention on landscapes, astro images, the details of macro photography, black and white pictures and night views.
Along with diverse subject matter, each photographer has carefully selected mounting and framing options that set off each image to its best advantage – canvas gallery wraps, metallic canvases, as well as traditional wood and metal frames.
BACS continues to make gallery exhibits available by appointment so you are assured of a safe viewing experience. You may book a personal half hour viewing session and have the gallery all to yourself by calling BACS at 780-354-3600 to schedule your appointment Tuesday to Sunday. Check out Facebook and www.beaverlodgegallery.com. The photography exhibit is on display until October 1.
Activities and Spaces at BACS
There is lots going on at the Centre. Arts and Crafts, Artists and Craftspeople. Classrooms and Studios.
Dates & Hours of operation:
BACS is presently closed due to COVID-19
When we return our hours will be.
Tuesday through Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Closed Mondays and Holidays.
Come discover how this historical building (first Beaverlodge hospital) has been transformed into a vibrant community Art Gallery and Cultural Centre. The building features 2 display Galleries on the main floor, a gift shop showcasing local artists and crafts people, a Tea Room and on the lower floor potters and weavers have spacious work rooms. The Cultural Centre offers great instruction in a variety of arts and crafts, including pottery, weaving, stained glass, drawing, painting, felting, etc.