Station House Gallery at Williams Lake presents two new shows for September/October – Williams Lake Tribune
Two new art exhibits opened at Station House Gallery on September 8, featuring artists from Williams Lake and Kelowna.
In the upstairs gallery are father and son artists Chris and Kevin Easthope of Williams Lake with Wild Fish and the Artificial Fly.
The exhibit includes just a few works by Kevin, the younger but more established visual artist of the two, who illustrated two children’s books written by his friend Willie Sellars, chief of the Williams Lake First Nation.
Chris has more recently taken up watercolor painting, debuting in the medium in 2017.
Kevin introduced the show for his dad, talking about Chris’ tendency to learn as much as he can and diligently research every topic.
“As Chris does, he dives into the passions he has with a keen interest in really, really learning in great detail exactly how the best people in the profession would do something,” Kevin said.
Chris’ meticulousness and attention to detail is evident in his work creating fine illustrations of fly fishing patterns. He painted traditional designs and spoke passionately and in detail about fly tying and fly fishing as he chatted in the upstairs gallery at the opening.
Kevin joked in his introduction about how his father had been urging him for years to get into watercolor, but even though Kevin paints in acrylics and oils, he didn’t want to learn watercolor. Eventually, his father gave up trying to get him to adopt the new medium and started researching and then doing it himself.
“I would like to think that my neglect to do something for my dad that he would have really appreciated created this big moment for him,” Kevin joked.
Kelowna-based self-taught artist Garry Toop presents an exhibit titled: From the Eye of a Western Canadian in the Main Gallery.
The paintings feature bears and typical British Columbia landscapes, from mountain peaks to streams and rivers, as well as a seaplane and canoe.
Admission to the gallery is free and open Monday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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