Fall Extravaganza brings new pieces to Gallery on Main

Annual local art show and sale set to kick off on the morning of Oct. 24th

EXPRESSION – Laverne Jones

Fall is an exciting time of change at the Gallery on Main as owner Laverne Jones brings in hundreds of new pieces each year during her Fall Extravaganza event.

Twice a year, the gallery receives a complete overhaul with new paintings, stained glass pieces, pottery and sculptures. On Oct. 24th, residents will be welcomed into the opening reception marking the official fall changeover.

“I never know exactly how many new pieces are coming, but it is always over 200 and up to 500,” said Jones.

“Every artist likes to participate because they have their own specific section and they like to keep that section full. The fall show is one that every artist participates in and that makes it a big event.”

The official opening of the Fall Extravaganza art show and sale begins on the morning of Oct. 24th, with an artist meet and greet reception at 5 to 8 p.m. The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Gallery goers will be able to enjoy live music throughout the weekend from Uncle John & The Traveler, a duo based out of Lacombe and Lethbridge who will be playing something of a weekend-long reunion show.

“My favourite thing about the Extravaganza is just the new art that’s coming in. It’s a lot of new work at the same time so it just gives the gallery a whole complete new look, not just parts. The whole gallery gets changed around and rearranged,” said Jones.

“It’s an exciting time for me. Everybody likes to show off his or her new work and each artist is enthusiastic about that they’ve done.

“The other thing I enjoy is that I get to meet most of the artists at that time. I enjoy the chance to visit and catch up. It’s just an exciting time.”

Jones likes to constantly update her gallery and keep it as full as possible, which she does throughout the year with particular artist shows each month or so and two major changeovers in the year. The October event brings in the art for the fall and winter months that remains at the gallery until May.

There is no admittance price so it is free to come and meander through the gallery. However, there will be hundreds of canvases, sculptures, frames, pottery creations and more for sale.

“I just want people to come and look at the new art.”

“The whole gallery changes out and it’s so exciting. People know that I will move paintings around to fill the empty spaces and keep the gallery full, so there is lots to see,” said Jones.

“Just come see what’s new and get your first dibs at the new fall art.”

To get more information about the event, the artists, the gallery shows or how to get art seen and sold, contact 403-782-3402.

kmendonsa@lacombexpress.com

 

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