The changing exhibitions of Touchstones Nelson offer a diversity of topics and themes that reflect the broad interests and capabilities of people living in the region. From contemporary art and pop culture, to fine craft and design, to local architectural and human history, Touchstones Nelson exhibitions connect to this area’s creative energy and rich heritage.
Exhibition News and Guidelines
The Shape of Place
November 23, 2013 to February 2, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, November 29, 7-9pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, November 30, 1pm
Image: Rims Around the Entrance, 2001, Acrylic on canvas, 60”x68”
This travelling exhibition from the Kelowna Art Gallery presents paintings which survey Alexander’s international career of over 30 years. His lively renderings convey an immersion into the Canadian landscape. Alexander received his BFA from Notre Dame University in Nelson in 1979, and later completed his MFA at the University of Saskatchewan. His art is in many public, private and corporate collections throughout the world, including the Vancouver Art Gallery, Museum of London, University of Toronto and Concordia University in Montreal, Museum of Art in Iceland, and Canadian Embassies in Berlin, Beijing and Krakow.
November 30, 2013 to February 16, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday November 29, 7-9pm.
Member’s preview 6:30pm.
Image: He’ll wander and Return, 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 36’x48’. Photo credit: Meghan Hildebrand
Meghan Hildebrand’s colourful semi-abstract works explore storytelling and re-imagined landscapes. Her ambiguous narratives and playful dream-like imagery draws the viewer in, inviting them to create their own story. In Restless Fables, Hildebrand investigates the relationship between nature, culture and identity through the motifs of masks, animals, maps and globes.
Hildebrand has maintained a very active art practice over the last 13 years, exhibiting her work in private and public galleries throughout Canada. She is a graduate of Kootenay School of the Arts, and also attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She is now based in Powell River, BC.