Holland’s colourful exhibit opens at Pearl Ellis March 12

Tanager by Channing Holland

The Pearl Ellis Gallery presents “Colour Vision,” paintings by local artist Channing Holland, from March 12-30.

The show is a celebration of colour and patterns expressed through the artist’s interests in nature, especially botanical subjects and flowers, historical architecture, and religious symbolism and imagery.

Weaving together these interesting but rather varied and somewhat unrelated elements has been the focus and the challenge of this exhibition. The patterns come from Channing’s travel photographic records, Art Nouveau, studies in plant form and design, decorative and ornamental design, even wallpaper and textile designs. Birds, flowers, Celtic knotwork and cathedral stained glass windows become the framework to hold these elements together.

Channing studied fine art at the University of Toronto, Ontario College of Art and North Island College. Her work is held in private, corporate and government collections. She is a member of the Comox Valley Printmakers Association working with etching, drypoint and collagraph techniques.

An opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 16 from 1-3 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free.

The Pearl Ellis Gallery is located at 1729 Comox Ave. in Comox. It’s open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is closed Sunday and Monday.

Free admission.

For more information about the gallery, and to see a virtual display of the exhibition, visit www.pearlellisgallery.com

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