Alex Dufresne Gallery highlights the wild side with new exhibit

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Callander’s Alex Dufresne Gallery is presenting a new exhibit of works from Sheila Hunter and her cousin, Georgina Bernache. The former is a photographer, and the later is a painter, so the show highlights the two mediums, and how each capture the theme of “Flowers, Feathers, Forests.”

The two present a unique view of their chosen subjects, and the natural theme allows for many subjects to be represented in their works. “It’s a beautiful collection,” said Natasha Wiatr, the museum’s curator, filled with “colour popping paintings” and “stunning photography that is a study of colour, patterns, and texture.”

Bird lovers will find much to enjoy on the walls, as Hunter has a series of avian shots that offer “a glance into their eyes,” Hunter explained in a recent release. “You can look into their eyes and have a connection with what they were feeling that moment,” she continued.

That covers the feathers, as for the forests and flowers, each artist delved into each theme and produced a variety of interpretations—ranging from realism to expressionism. “Especially important” when considering this show “is the feeling of peace and serenity when viewing the collection as a whole,” Bernache said. “We need more of that in our lives.”

The show opens on Saturday, July 9, and there is a reception from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., and both artists will be present. Admission to the gallery is free, although donations are appreciated. The show will remain on display until August 6th.

David Briggs is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter who works out of BayToday, a publication of Village Media. The Local Journalism Initiative is funded by the Government of Canada.

David Briggs, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter,

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