Twelve pieces of art from the Campbell River Art Gallery’s permanent collection are being displayed at Government House in Victoria for the next year.
Coun. Charlie Cornfield, as acting mayor, recently joined dignitaries and artists at an opening reception in celebration of the exhibition.
“It was a good event, and it really helps to showcase Campbell River,” Cornfield said. “Campbell River’s arts community is being recognized.”
The exhibition features artists with ties to the North Island, including Sybil Andrews, Judi Betts, Richard Calver, Liz Carter, Danny Coon, Lyn Farquharson, Suzo Hickey, Gordon James, Randy Laybourne, James Lindsay, George Littlechild and Mary Weiler.
Cornfield said the artwork is displayed in Government House’s upper gallery, in the main hall, and circles the entire area.
Government House is the official house of B.C. Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon and Mayor Andy Adams said he had the opportunity at the BC Mayors’ Caucus in February to thank Guichon for selecting works from Campbell River.
“I extended our appreciation to the lieutenant governor for recognizing the talents here and displaying them at Government House,” Adams said.
The artworks included in the exhibition were selected because they capture the specific geography and sense of place on the North Island, while sharing a visual history of the community, according to a release from the Art Gallery.
While Government House does not have regular opening hours, the pieces will be on display until March, 2018 and will be viewed during numerous private and public events throughout the year.