Lantzville Art Gallery owner Danica Reyes, above, is the curator of Island Masters, an exhibit that opens on July 21. It features artwork from 28 artists and runs until Aug. 3. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN)

Lantzville art exhibit features Island artists

Island Masters opens July 21 at Lantzville Art Gallery

Artwork crafted by artists from across Vancouver Island will be on display at a local gallery.

The Lantzville Art Gallery opened its latest exhibit called Island Masters this past Friday. The exhibition features art work from 28 artists, mostly from Nanaimo and Lantzville.

Danica Reyes, exhibit curator, said it’s all about showcasing artists from Vancouver Island.

“I wanted to give the artists the opportunity to exhibit their talents in a professional yet friendly environment,” Reyes said. “I tend to call the gallery the little village gallery with the big heart.”

Island Masters showcases a variety of different artistic styles, including pieces from Lantzville-based artists Pauline Howell, Aleta Crawford, Laura Doell and Alexe Lohvinen. Reyes, who also has a few pieces in the exhibit, said there are watercolour and acrylic paintings and drawings.

She said the gallery is happy to showcase work from interested artists.

“I basically work with artists who wish to work with me, who are professional enough to understand that they need representation that maybe don’t feel like doing the art fair circuit,” said Reyes.

The Island Masters exhibit was meant to challenge artists to create pieces that either draw inspiration from great artists or, at the very least, bring out the artists’ best work, according to Reyes. She said she selected artists based on the quality of their work and that she didn’t have ask anyone to participate in the exhibit.

“For the most part they find me. I don’t solicit artists and I don’t try to track them down. They find me,” Reyes said. “There was a lot of interest in the exhibit.”

Reyes said pieces in the exhibit are available for purchase and hopes those who attend the exhibit walk away enlightened.

“I hope they leave here feeling inspired,” she said.

Island Masters runs until Aug. 3 at the Lantzville Art Gallery at 7217 Lantzville Rd.

For more information, visit www.lantzvilleartgallery.com.

Lantzville

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Affordable seniors housing complex pitched for Nanaimo’s hospital district

Seafield Crescent complex would include two five-storey buildings

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Blockades violating people’s rights to move freely

Too many protesters clearly believe their rights supersede other citizens’ rights, says letter writer

Quarterway, Cilaire have the right touch in football playoffs

Nanaimo Elementary Teachers’ Physical Education Association organized leagues this past fall

Students projected to be in new wing of École Hammond Bay in two years

Project to expand north-end French immersion school to add 13 classrooms

Crimson Coast Dance Society salutes African dance during Black History Month

Dancers from Mozambique, Rwanda and Cameroon to give demonstrations and lessons

VIDEO: Ottawa wants quick, peaceful resolution to pipeline protests, Trudeau says

The protests have manifested themselves as blockades on different rail lines across the country

Canucks acquire forward Tyler Toffoli from Kings in push for playoffs

Vancouver sends Schaller, Madden, pick to L.A.

Nanaimo a capital city in the beard business – Wildman Beard Co.

Wildman Beard Co. gained early success with Nanaimo mill workers

Nanaimo a capital city in the beard business – Big City Beards

Big City Beards inspired by an itch that had to be scratched

New highway proposed between Alberta and B.C.

The route would connect Red Deer to Kamloops

Wet’suwet’en and B.C. government have been talking Aboriginal title for a year

Coastal GasLink says it has agreements with all 20 elected First Nations councils along the 670-kilometre route

Trudeau tightlipped on plan to end protests ‘quickly and peacefully’

The prime minister, who cancelled a two-day trip to Barbados this week to deal with the crisis at home

B.C. budget expected to stay the course as economic growth moderates

Finance minister said ICBC costs have affected budget

Captain says nothing beats VIU volleyball program

Graduating player Andrea Cankovic has three national titles and isn’t quite done yet

Most Read