Patricia Mansell’s Wind Dancers exhibit is on display at Art 10 Gallery until the end of the month. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)

Painter presents ‘Wind Dancers’ exhibit at Art 10 Gallery

Patricia Mansell is this month’s featured artist at the gallery at Nanaimo North Town Centre

When Patricia Mansell was planning for her September exhibition at Art 10 Gallery, she envisioned the show would focus on birds of prey. Then she took a walk on the beach and something else fluttering in the wind caught her eye.

“I started getting out to the beach because I just love the absolute joy of the calm and the therapy of being on the beach,” the Nanaimo-based painter said. “And then, just watching the grasses, I thought, ‘That’s lovely.’”

Although she normally specializes in wildlife painting, Mansell found herself instead inspired by the Island’s seaside grasses.

“It’s just beautiful watching them bend and reform as the wind dies down,” she said. “And with the beautiful backdrop of the ocean behind, it was a pleasure walking along the shores and just drinking it in.”

For the month of September, Mansell’s new exhibition, Wind Dancers, comes to Art 10 Gallery. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7.

“‘Wind dancers’ is actually the term given to grasses with sort of slender stalks and arching stems that blow about in the breeze down by the ocean,” Mansell explained.

WHAT’S ON … Opening reception for Wind Dancers by Patricia Mansell at Art 10 Gallery, Nanaimo North Town Centre, on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 2 to 4 p.m.



arts@nanaimobulletin.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Regional District of Nanaimo losing forest, farm lands

Growth strategy report shows mixed results relative to regional district’s goals

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Land commission should have supported Nanoose eatery

Letter writers weigh in on closure of Rusted Rake Farm café

It’s game on as new hockey exhibit fills Nanaimo Museum

Canadian Museum of History travelling exhibit on display until November

Family safe after early-morning garage fire in Nanaimo’s Buttertubs Marsh area

Nanaimo Fire Rescue called out to fire 2 a.m. on Saturday

Nanaimo company gets licence to test psychedelic drugs

Salvation Botanicals granted a controlled drugs and substances dealer’s licence

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Seven buildings proposed for waterfront development in Parksville

IAG Developments hosts second public open house to gather feedback

Conservatives promise tax cut that they say will address Liberal increases

Scheer says the cut would apply to the lowest income bracket

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

UVic president offers condolences after two students killed in bus crash

‘We also grieve with those closest to these members of our campus community,’ Cassels says

Coming Home: B.C. fire chief and disaster dog return from hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

The pair spent roughly one week on Great Abaco Island assisting in relief efforts

Beefs & Bouquets, Sept. 12

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail bulletinboard@nanaimobulletin.com

Most Read