Nakusp area painters Barbara Maye (above)

Feast your eyes and feed your soul with locally shown art

From November 7-11, the Kootenay Gallery at 120 Heritage Way, Castlegar will be presenting “Close to Home – the Hundred Mile Painting.”

From November 7 to the 11, the Kootenay Gallery at 120 Heritage Way, Castlegar (across from the airport, just past the Doukhobor Discovery Centre) will be presenting “Close to Home – the Hundred Mile Painting.” Come have a drink at the opening reception for the show on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m.: the art will be refreshing, and so will the beverages and snacks.

Twenty-one members of the West Kootenay Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists have teamed up for a tribute to the Kootenays with a juried show of forty-seven paintings spanning images from the artists’ inner heart and soul to the landscape that stretches from their home town to the mountains, lakes, rivers, and sky.

A variety of mediums have been used to create the work: graphite, watercolour, acrylic, coloured pencil, pastel, oil, textile dyes, and mixed media.

“We decided to use the theme based on the concept of the Hundred Mile Diet,” says WKCFCA Exhibit Chair, Sandra Donohue, “to celebrate the area that we live in.

“The benefits of using food produced in our area are healthy for the body, soul and economy. Art is food for the soul. We don’t have to travel far for nourishment for our body and soul, and we know what a treasure trove of artists we have in our area.”