New Pearl Ellis Gallery show combines steel and pastel

The Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox presents The Bold and The Beautiful — Steel and Pastel, two different mediums and two different artisans. It is the combination of Ablaze Metal Art's Miraculous Metal and Leonard Barrett’s Sensitive Pastels. This show runs from Aug. 31 to Sept. 19. A reception will be held Sept. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m.

SPIRIT BIRD By Leonard Barrett gives you an idea of what to expect at the Pearl Ellis Gallery’s newest show

SPIRIT BIRD By Leonard Barrett gives you an idea of what to expect at the Pearl Ellis Gallery’s newest show

The Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox presents The Bold and The Beautiful — Steel and Pastel, two different mediums and two different artisans.

It is the combination of Ablaze Metal Art’s Miraculous Metal and Leonard Barrett’s Sensitive Pastels.

This show runs from Aug. 31 to Sept. 19. A reception will be held Sept. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Sandra and Walter Moses of Ablaze Metal Art discover the countless ways they can manipulate metal into masterpieces in Miraculous Metal.

Metal can take many forms. It can be a tool, a structure, an instrument … and … it can be a work of art.

You’ll find perfect images for the home, office or garden. Unique, distinctive, metal art, locally created by Walter and Sandra Moses. If you can dream it … they can create it. New pieces will include “The Guardian” (tree), “Freedom in Flight” (eagles), “Sunny Daze” (new sun) and many more new and exciting pieces.

Ignite your concepts around décor — Ablaze Metal Art does that and more. For walls, free standing or other trends, they create art for homes, business or gardens. Sandra has been involved in creative pursuits of one kind or another her whole life, and Walter has worked with steel for 36 years, building things like frames for telescopes at observatories in Hawaii and Chile, rides for Disney theme parks and bridges. Now Walter turns Sandra’s ideas into art.

Learn more at www.AblazeMetalArt.com.

Leonard Barrett discovered at a very early age in Saskatoon, Sask., that he got a great deal of enjoyment out of drawing pictures.

He was first influenced to draw by Lindner, who taught in Saskatoon.

It was from a friend, Henry Bondly, that Barrett learned to draw figures. It wasn’t until he really started seeing people that it made him realize that what he wanted to do was to draw people from all walks of life.

Barrett went on to study commercial art in the 1960s and didn’t realize how bored he was until he went up north to Frobisher Bay. There he met some of the greatest people, and it was then that he realized it was people that he wanted to paint. He could paint flowers and scenery, but it was putting people to canvas that gave him the most satisfaction.  It is through the faces that he puts on canvas that he tries to tell stories of the people he draws.

Barrett has “all of his People” currently hanging in many places, as he has sold work throughout Canada and Europe.

The Bold and The Beautiful marks an historic event by being the last show to be exhibited in the current Pearl Ellis Gallery location before the gallery moves to its new location upstairs.

The gallery is open from 1 to 4 p.m. every day, including Sunday.  Admission is free, and more information can be obtained by visiting our website at www.pearlellisgallery.com or phoning the gallery at 250-339-2822 between 1 and 4 p.m.

The gallery is located at 1729 Comox Ave. on the lower level.

New members are always welcome, and membership fees are only $20 a year. Memberships fees help support the gallery programs.   A large number of our members are not artists themselves but rather are enthusiastic supporters of art.

With a membership, all purchases of art at the opening reception are reduced by 10 per cent — and remember, the gallery is tax-free.

— Pearl Ellis Gallery

 

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