Friday, March 20, 2009

First Solo Show by Justina Smith

Gallery IS, is very pleased to be hosting the first solo gallery exhibit by Red Deer artist Justina Smith. We have been watching Justina's growth over the last few years and we are so happy to be representing her and her work on a more permanent basis.

"Canadian Clothesline: A Brief Look At Our Intimates" will be the first exhibit in the new Gallery IS space on Alexander Way.
This solo show is a pictorial journey of the artists journey across Canada in 2008. Starting in BC in September and ending in a round trip, winter driving, expedition from Red Deer, AB to Moncton, NB. "I took a lot of photos along the way, and I thought it would be neat to document the trip in a manner that was fluid and simple. Watercolor and pen are great mediums to capture moments quickly, so I thought this would be the best way to express these pictures. And since they are little paintings, it’s just a brief look."

Brief, intimate and extremely diverse describes this show and the journey of the artist. Justina takes the viewer along with her on her journey sharing the various places through her intimate perspective and sense of whimsy.

Exhibit runs from March 30th to April 25th.
Opening artists reception is Frist Friday, April 3rd from 6-8pm.
Live music, food, and drink plus the artist will be in attendance.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hours, Moves, and Floods

Dear Friends

We have to thank you in advance for your patience. There are many things happening at Gallery IS.

First, we would like to apologize for the erratic hours of late. With the cold weather, the low numbers of visitors, and recently a burst pipe, we haven't been able to keep regular hours. If you need to view some artwork and we are not at the Gallery, we encourage you to arrange for an appointment, and we will be glad to meet you.

You read that right, we have had a flood. Unfortunately this has created a myriad of problems, and we are very sorry for this. Fortunately we escaped without any damages to anything other than the space itself.

With all the goings on our plans to move on the 28th of March, to our new space on Alexander Way, might be happening a little sooner than expected. Keep an eye here for more information, or you can always just give us a call too.

Stay tuned, and see you very soon.
Erika Schulz and Jeri-Lynn Ing. Owners.