Imaginary voyage up at the Arts Centre

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The latest in a series of travelling art shows is up at the Prince Albert Arts Centre, with an imaginative series of painting and sculptures by artist Tamara Rusnak. 

Prince Albert Arts Council member Judy Relitz is seen looking at one of Canadian artist Tamara Rusnak’s pieces, on display at the Prince Albert Arts Centre’s John Hicks Gallery this month. 

The latest in a series of travelling art shows is up at the Prince Albert Arts Centre, with an imaginative series of painting and sculptures by artist Tamara Rusnak.

“I think it’s a great show,” Prince Albert Arts Council member Judy Relitz said, looking over one of the pieces lining the John Hicks Gallery, upstairs at the Arts Centre.

“It’s not overly bright or gaudy, it’s nice and subtle and would look wonderful in someone house … They’re almost leaning toward abstract.”

It isn’t clear just what the paintings are of, leading the viewer to make interpretations.

According to Rusnak’s write-up explaining the exhibit, named An Ecology of Feeling, “The artwork is a means to examine and communicate internal states that result from depression.

“Despite the fact that these forms stem from depression, there is a great sense of hope that comes from viewing them.”

Rusnak currently lives in Vancouver, having recently completed her MFA at the University of Regina.

The travelling show was put together by the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils, of which the Prince Albert Arts Council is a member. Ecology of Feeling will remain available for people to view, free of charge, until Nov. 23.

December will see artwork displayed by six artists who teach at the Prince Albert Arts Centre.

In January, a display featuring Saskatchewan painters Michel Boutin and Holly Fay will be set up.

The Prince Albert Arts Centre is located at 1010 Central Avenue, with the John V. Hicks Gallery located on the second floor. 

Organizations: Prince Albert, University of Regina, Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils Prince Albert Arts Council

Geographic location: Vancouver, Saskatchewan, 1010 Central Avenue

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