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All Squared Up | Thursday Evening Painters Exhibit

posted Jun 6, 2017, 1:37 PM by Executive Director

April - May 2017:

VISAC Thursday Night Painters Group Show ' All Squared Up!'

"All Squared Up"

Thursday Evening Painters Group Exhibition

Come enjoy an night of art and admire these new works created by talented local artist.

From the Artists:
Several years ago, one rainy night during our Thursday Evening Painting sessions, we started thinking about a future exhibit we would like to have at the VISAC Gallery to celebrate 25 years of painting sessions.

We came up with a theme of square formatted work that would be an interesting visual effect…one that would provide unity with the varied mediums and subject matter that we like to paint.

“Squared-up” has a number of definitions, such as taking action to deal with a challenge, arranging objects satisfactorily, tightening connections, confirming ideas, and getting ready for a confrontation…this last definition was far from what we were thinking of.

Every painting is a challenge, mainly creating a composition that would be pleasing within a square mat/frame.

Painting “squared-up’ would tighten our connections as a group as we worked toward our common goal.
Confirming ideas helped motivate and inspire us.
Getting ready for a confrontation…well, we just didn’t go there. Actually, we became quite unified in doing a montage with a common theme of some variations of white. This group piece will be featured along with the various independent works of the participating artists.


About the Thursday Evening Painters:
In 1992, Bob Ross founded the Thursday Evening Painters at the VISAC Gallery.
His vision was to provide space and opportunity for painters in watermedia to meet, paint and be inspired. 

Bob’s legacy continues as the Thursday Evening Painters group celebrates its 25th anniversary. Comprised of members from all walks of life, and as its name suggests, they meet at the VISAC on Thursday evenings. The members’ experiences in painting and in life contribute to their work. They inspire, motivate, and encourage each other in an informal atmosphere. 

The VISAC Gallery provides a spacious beautifully lit area for the painters to create their work in such media as watercolour, acrylic, graphite, and coloured pencil in the presence of the gallery’s on-going exhibits. 

The members of Thursday Evening Painters live in Trail, Rossland, Castlegar, and Robson.

The Thursday Evening Painters would like to extend our thanks to Kristen Renn, her staff and volunteers at the VISAC, the Board of Directors of the VISAC, and the custodians who keep this facility pretty spiffy.
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