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Equine Series Exhibition – Rainforest Arts Gallery – Chemainus
May 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until June 30, 2019
Equine Series Exhibition, featured artist Antonia Olak, at Rainforest Arts Gallery, Chemainus
May 1 to June 30, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Featured Rainforest artist captures equine essence
Chemainus, BC Rainforest Arts gallery in Chemainus is pleased to announce that Antonia Olak of Qualicum will be the Featured Artist for May and June, 2019 and will present her “Equine Series” exhibition. There will be an Artist’s Demonstration at the gallery on May 11 from 1 to 3 pm.
Eleven years ago, while walking in the trails near her home in Qualicum, Ms. Olak encountered a couple of equestrians, one riding Gypsy, the horse that would inspire her series of paintings that capture the spirit of its kind: freedom, speed and surging power. The negative space in Ms. Olak’s works is often linen instead of canvas, with the horses rendered in charcoal and acrylic. The works aren’t behind glass, so she has finished them with a polymer medium and varnish to fix and protect the actual image.
In some of the paintings, Ms. Olak has included calligraphic elements. “A lot of my abstracts are like writing,” she said. “My mentor when I was young was Jack Wise,” an artist known for his eastern philosophy, mandalas and calligraphy.
The exhibition will run daily 11 am to 4 pm through May and June at Rainforest Arts, 9781 Willow Street in Chemainus. Go to http://rainforestarts.ca/news/ for more info and a video about this featured exhibit.