Monday, April 22, 2013

Art Exhibit Opening was a Success!

On Friday evening, April 19th, the Museum hosted the opening reception of the current exhibit, A Retrospective of Art in the Peace. This event was very well received and a grand ole' time was had by all! The Museum welcomed over 70 people to this event, which featured refreshments, fabulous music by three of Sharon Krushel's students and Danya Auger with her flute, and much mingling and chatting. Artists were on hand to speak to guests about their works and their inspirations for their work.

The exhibit celebrates 25 years since the art club was established as a society and it also celebrates  Peace River artists of the past who offered classes and enthusiasm for the pursuit of art. The Museum is grateful to artists and art collectors who have loaned works of art from early members of the art club, such as Isabel Levesque, Marilyn Moro, Fred Fox and Doreen Hutchinson, as well as works from contemporary members of the Peace of ART club.

Below are a few photographs from the evening's festivities.

The Museum sincerely thanks all those who attended this opening reception as well as all of the artists and community members who have loaned personal works or works from their private collection.

Friday, April 12, 2013

April and May Events

As spring is slowly but surely arriving, the Museum has a few events on the go for the months of April and May:

Val Palmer is our Artist of the Peace for April! Come enjoy her selection of her etchings and drawings.

CIBC celebrates 100 years of continuous operation in the Town of Peace River this year. Until April 27, the Museum has a small exhibit in our foyer featuring a model of the first incarnation of the CIBC building, it's log cabin home from 1913.

Thursday, April 18: This month's travelog will feature select countries in the continent of Africa with Larry and Jeanette Kaytor. It will be at 7 pm at the Library.

Friday, April 19‘A retrospective of Art in the Peace’ – in this exhibit, the Museum and Peace of Art (formally known as the Peace River Art Club)  have collaborated to celebrate the club’s 25th anniversary. Works featured include some very early ones, right up to contemporary pieces. You can meet many of the artists whose works are on display and enjoy the incredible variety of art that makes up this exhibit during the opening reception on April 19th from 6:30 - 8 pm.
'A Retrospective of Art in the Peace'

PEACE Project students will be displaying artwork for during the month of May, coordinated by Sue Johnson.

Saturday, May 11: Culture Trail - Explore the art on exhibit in Peace River, Berwyn and Grimshaw through a self-driving tour of galleries, shops and museums. Car pooling is encouraged, as we travel to several locations to view the art and enjoy refreshments. Check back on our blog for more information as we get closer to this artistically inspired tour.

Thursday, May 16: The last Travel series will be held May 16th at the Library, 7pm, with traveller Pauline Spinney and her trip to China.

Monday, May 27: Lucie Heins from the Royal Alberta Museum will be set up at the Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre to photograph and document local quilts and quilters for the Quilt Index project ( between 1 and 4:30pm. She would like quilters to bring their quilts for this documentation. Lucie will present a public session “Quilts and the Settlement of Canada” the same evening from 7-8pm at the Museum.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Peace River Art Club, 25 Years

The Peace River Museum is currently hosting an exhibit designed by Peace of Art (formerly Peace River Art Club) to celebrate their 25th Anniversary!
Our main gallery is filled to the brim with an incredible variety of art from painting to photography to glass and ceramic works. We have pieces from local artists of the past like Isabel Levesque, Vi Hopkins, Fred Fox, Doreen Hutchison as well as contemporary members.
The exhibit will be running through April and May of 2013 and we encourage everyone to view Peace of Art's hard work and celebrate Peace River's Artists, past and present!