August 31, 2015 - 3:00 PM
KAMLOOPS - For her exhibition Nympheas in the Wild, Kelly Perry has chosen the subject of water lilies that she has found on her hikes and journeys.
The most important lily she has found was at Johnny's Lake last summer, a lake where her youngest daughter previously had been married. The artist chooses this subject as she finds there is symbolism of beauty, life, love and purity. This theme resonates with Kelly, as walking with each of her children at their weddings has unfolded special moments for her. She has created a special art piece during this time of unfolding and possibly a quiet moment to reflect on the partial loss of a child as she began her new journey into a new family. This flower also represents a part of the artist letting go of the most cherished event of her life, her child Kaela.
Kelly hopes you will enjoy and see the peace in each painting, created with the power of the brush and the words that one cannot express. There will be a opening reception on Friday, Sept. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the KAC Main Gallery.
Kelly Perry's work has been featured in several group and solo exhibitions in B.C., Ontario, Saskatchewan and the US. As an artist, Kelly tries to find things that somewhat represent her life and how she feels. In creating her art, Kelly tries to find issues and juxtaposes the subject with her own personal life or places of importance. Several years ago, Kelly's world fell apart as fear and terror conquered her. Kelly realized she needed to move on, and art became that new life for her. She returned to school as an adult, graduating with her BFA in 2005. Kelly facilitates children's art workshops for the City of Kamloops / Museum and works with adults with disabilities. She was one of the founding members of Arnica and is presently president/director of the Kamloops Printmakers Society. She now runs Saturday Morning art workshops at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre.
The Kamloops Arts Council's Main Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays until 4 p.m. The gallery is located in the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre (7 Seymour St. West) along with the Courthouse Gallery and Gift Shop, Theatre B.C. and Arnica Artist-Run Centre.
NYMPHEAS IN THE WILD
Acrylic Paintings by Kelly Perry
Sept. 3 to Oct. 2, 2015
KAC Main Gallery, Old Courthouse Cultural Centre
Opening Reception: Sept. 4, 6 to 8 p.m.
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