Comox Valley photographers make a dream come true

Seven photographers are making a dream come true as they open the doors to Photos on 5th in Courtenay.

  • Dec. 13, 2012 8:00 a.m.

Photos on 5th hosts an opening celebration Friday in downtown Courtenay.

Seven local photographers are making a dream come true as they open the doors to Photos on 5th, a fine art gallery in downtown Courtenay. Their mission is to promote the beauty of the Valley and beyond, and to encourage support for local artists.

While most galleries focus on paintings, pottery, ceramics and other types of art, Photos on 5th focuses solely on photography. It is a co-operative gallery, funded and run by the photographers.

Their work reflects a variety of styles, as diverse as the photographers themselves. Prints, canvases and cards are available in various themes and sizes.

The idea for the gallery started with Terry Davies, who has wanted to set up a medium to display his work. He contacted Helena Petrillo, who has an extensive background in interior design and a passion for arts.

The other photographers are Lena-Marie Pawluk, Marie Granados,

Tara Pietrzak, Sherrie Pawluk, Dylan Miles, Michael Seeman and Alora Kilmury.

The photographers met when they joined the Facebook group, Comox Valley Photography. The club provides learning and support to members of all experience levels, and hosts weekly Friday photo walks throughout the Valley.

Photos on 5th hosts an opening celebration Friday at 6:30 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be served, with door prizes available. Select photographers have chosen to donate 10 per cent of sales from the evening to the Salvation Army and You Are Not Alone.

Photos on 5th is located at 444 — 5th St. The gallery is open in December from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.

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