Cariboo Art Society president Cat Prevette with one of her abstract paintings on display this month at the gallery along with the work of other art society members.

Cariboo Art Society president Cat Prevette with one of her abstract paintings on display this month at the gallery along with the work of other art society members.

Facescapes: June gallery show theme

The Cariboo Art Society kicked opened its 69th show at the Station House Gallery last week in which artists explored the theme Facescapes.

Tara Sprickerhoff

Tribune Staff Writer

The Cariboo Art Society kicked off its 69th show at the Station House Gallery last week in which artists explored the theme Facescapes.

The beautiful and sometimes eclectic pieces were displayed around the art gallery, featuring faces of all shapes and types, sometimes found in a frozen creek bed, sometimes through the wrinkly head of a basset hound and other times in the simplicity of a sunflower.

The society chose the theme ‘Facescapes’ in September and experimented with it in different mediums throughout the year.

“We discovered the idea of pareidolia, the hard-wiring of the human brain to want to make order out of chaos, especially seeing faces where they were unintended,” said Cat Prevette, the president of the Cariboo Art Society.

“We explored the idea of faces in landscapes, clouds and machines.”

The society has 32 members in total, of which 16 showed their work at the gallery.

“I’m in it just to have fun and meet people and learn new techniques,” said Yvette Rogers, the treasurer of the society and an artist who showed her work at the event.

The art society produced 131 pieces for the yearly show, which Prevette said was “record setting.”

Of that number, 74 pieces are on display at the gallery.

During the official opening, artists mingled with spectators looking at the different works, which ranged from detailed photographs to intricate portraits to watercolours and bright acrylics while Angie Holdal, 15, set the atmosphere by played the ghuzheng, a Chinese stringed instrument.

At one point Prevette even knelt down on one knee to give her husband Gordon his first wedding ring. It was their anniversary.

“Lots of our members were new and had never been to an art show before,” said Prevette. “We were thrilled.”

 

Just Posted

Doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine are seen being prepared on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Decatur, Ga. Hundreds of children, ages 12 to 15, received the Pfizer vaccine at the DeKalb Pediatric Center, just days after it was approved for use within their age group. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)
One death, 60 new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health

The death is connected to the outbreak at Spring Valley long-term care in Kelowna

(File photo)
Firearms investigation on Winger Road the result of increased gang activity: RCMP

When police attempted to stop a vehicle, it sped away

Shearwater is located in the Great Bear Rainforest on the West Coast of B.C. (Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association photo)
Heiltsuk Nation buys historic Shearwater Resort and Marina

Chief Marilyn Slett said Heiltsuk Nation has always valued its relationship with the company

Prince Rupert was one of the first B.C. communities targeted for mass vaccination after a steep rise in infections. Grey area marks community-wide vaccine distribution. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
B.C. tracks big drop in COVID-19 infections after vaccination

Prince Rupert, Indigenous communities show improvement

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

The bodies of Carlo and Erick Fryer were discovered by a local couple walking on a remote forest road in Naramata on May 10. (Submitted)
Kamloops brothers identified as pair found dead near Penticton

The bodies of Carlo and Erick Fryer were discovered by a local couple walking

Municipal governments around B.C. have emergency authority to conduct meetings online, use mail voting and spend reserve funds on operation expenses. (Penticton Western News)
Online council meetings, mail-in voting option to be extended in B.C.

Proposed law makes municipal COVID-19 exceptions permanent

A nurse prepares a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)
British Columbians aged 20+ can book for vaccine Saturday, those 18+ on Sunday

‘We are also actively working to to incorporate the ages 12 to 17 into our immunization program’

The AstraZeneca-Oxford University vaccine. (AP/Eranga Jayawardena)
2nd person in B.C. diagnosed with rare blood clotting after AstraZeneca vaccine

The man, in his 40s, is currently receiving care at a hospital in the Fraser Health region

Brian Peach rescues ducklings from a storm drain in Smithers May 12. (Lauren L’Orsa video screen shot)
VIDEO: Smithers neighbours rescue ducklings from storm drain

Momma and babies made it safely back to the creek that runs behind Turner Way

Signage for ICBC, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, is shown in Victoria, B.C., on February 6, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
$150 refunds issued to eligible customers following ICBC’s switch to ‘enhanced care’

Savings amassed from the insurance policy change will lead to one-time rebates for close to 4 million customers

Police investigate a fatal 2011 shooting in a strip mall across from Central City Shopping Centre, which was deemed a gang hit. The Mayor’s Gang Task Force zeroed in on ways to reduce gang involvement and activity. (File photo)
COVID-19 could be a cause in public nature of B.C. gang violence: expert

Martin Bouchard says the pandemic has changed people’s routines and they aren’t getting out of their homes often, which could play a role in the brazen nature of shootings

Most Read