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Studio Connexion is five and alive with art all season long

Studio Connexion Gallery is celebrating five years of fine art starting this May long weekend, and this year promises to be truly a gift.

Studio Connexion Gallery is celebrating five years of fine art starting this May long weekend, and this year promises to be truly a gift for your eyes and all of you. Gallery owner and curator Anne Beliveau has worked really hard to bring you this season’s line-up of local artists as well as artists from as far as Vancouver Island.

Kicking off the Studio Connexion season on Friday, May 17 is Nakusp artist Debra Rushfeldt, showing her amazing charcoal and graphite drawings. Formally from Calgary, Debra is well known for her whimsical mixed media assemblages. This new series was started two years ago and was inspired by her neighbours’ lands. Some of the first drawings were part of the regional exhibition Language of Drawing. Debra’s show is from May 17  until June 8.

Elizabeth Laishley from Calgary will be presenting her new landscape paintings from June 11 to the 29. Her past work has been inspired by Leonard Cohen’ s lyrics and poems and some of that previous series will be on display. The only photography show of the season is by Suzanne Schneider who lives in Mexico half of the year and in the Arrow Lakes area, the other half. Her photographs will be featured from July 2 to July 13.

The new Signature status member of the Federation of Canadian Artists Sharon Bamber is coming back by popular demand for her second solo-exhibition from July 16 to August 3. Her fantastic wildlife pastel paintings are known to collectors for their superb life like quality. Bamber is a finalist in the BBC International Wildlife Artist of 2013.

From Vancouver Island, Madeleine Wood and Don Cunningham are coming back to the area. This time, to show their new collaborative series of paintings created from nature’s inspiration. The paintings will be featured from August 9 to the 31. Their work and other local artists can also be viewed during the Columbia Basin Culture Tour.

From September 3 to the 21, Nakusp artists Holly Woods and Denyse Marshall will display a series of still life and landscape in water colour and acrylic. The two former members of the ALFA Guild are very excited by the prospect of this opportunity and so is the curator. The regular season wraps up with a new series of abstract by Barbara Maye. Also a member of FCA, she is known for her beautiful figurative paintings from the LLUNIO and Asanas series. Her new paintings are created from the imagery seen in her incredible stone sculptures. Her fourth exhibition at SCG is from September 24 to October 12, just in time for Thanksgiving.

Studio Connexion Gallery is located downtown Nakusp at 203 Fifth Avenue NW just two blocks off Broadway. This visual arts space is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. It is also possible to make an appointment for a private viewing. SCG offers a Gift Registry service for your special occasion. It is possible to book the space for special events. Anne Beliveau will be happy to help you choose pieces to complement your personal surroundings. More information by calling 250-265-8888 and follow us on line at

See you at the gallery!


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