Denman Sunrise by Connie Treen is among the works featured at the Pearl Ellis Gallery’s special members’ show.

Denman Sunrise by Connie Treen is among the works featured at the Pearl Ellis Gallery’s special members’ show.

Pearl Ellis Gallery celebrating 37th year in Comox

It’s anniversary time at the Pearl Ellis Gallery.

Come view the work in this special members’ show from Sept.  22 to Oct. 28 and help celebrate the Pearl’s 37th anniversary of operation in Comox.

Visitors to the gallery will be treated to a tremendous variety of artistic styles and media.  Artists such as Sharon Lennox (2015 People’s Choice winner), Bev Johnston, Channing Holland, Hans Larsen, and Sofie Skapski, just to mention a few will be displaying their work. This is an all media show and visitors will see works in oil, acrylic, watercolour, fabric and photography.

The members’ anniversary show is always a special occasion as it gives the membership a chance to not only celebrate another successful year in operation but to renew its commitment to promote local artists.

As well, this year marks the ninth year that the gallery has been able to raise enough money to allow it to continue to present $1,500 in bursaries to local high schools. Since the beginning in 2007 the gallery has given out $14,000 in bursary funding.

The gallery continues to show local artists at its satellite galleries established at the Comox Recreational Centre on Noel Avenue and the Comox Library.  Visitors to the recreation centre are treated to art exhibitions displayed in the hallway showcases. These exhibits along with the artwork at the library are changed every three months.

There will be a reception on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 1-4 p.m.  Come out, meet the artists, and have a piece of the delicious anniversary cake that will be provided by Quality Foods. During the afternoon all purchases of art by members or anyone taking out a membership will receive 10 per cent off their purchase.

The gallery is located in at 1729 Comox Ave. It is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. (closed Mondays). Admission is free.

FMI see our virtual gallery on our website at pearlellisgallery.com or visit our Facebook page. The gallery now offers free Wi-Fi.