Former Kootenay artists on exhibit at Comox art gallery

“Take a Moment,” by Kate Bridger, is one of the pieces on exhibit at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox, May 27-June 19. Photo supplied.“Take a Moment,” by Kate Bridger, is one of the pieces on exhibit at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox, May 27-June 19. Photo supplied.
“Beach Wood” by Susan Parr is one of the pieces on exhibit at the next Pearl Ellis Gallery show, May 27-June 19. Photo supplied“Beach Wood” by Susan Parr is one of the pieces on exhibit at the next Pearl Ellis Gallery show, May 27-June 19. Photo supplied

Two friends who landed on the shores of Vancouver Island in 2019 share their first impressions of island living as they explore their new communities with a joint exhibition at the Pearl Ellis Art Gallery from May 27 to June 19.

Kate Bridger, a fabric artist, and Sue Parr, a painter, worked together several times when they lived in Nelson but it was pure coincidence that they would both move to Vancouver Island in the same year. Bridger now lives in Comox and Parr is in Parksville.

Both artists are delighted by the smorgasbord of inspiration offered up by fresh new landscapes: beaches in place of mountains, puddles instead of snowbanks and seal watching over skunk dodging!

The exhibition, comprising original works from both artists, promises to be full of first impressions that will be appreciated by long-time Islanders and newcomers alike.

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery is located at 1729 Comox Avenue in Comox. The Gallery is currently open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with COVID protocols in place. Gallery capacity is limited to six people at a time.

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