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Ladysmith art gallery holding exhibit ‘Inspired by Text’

Exhibit will be at High Street gallery until Feb. 21
The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District is holding an exhibit of works by local artists that are inspired by literature, poetry and music starting on Feb. 7. (Bailey Seymour/Ladysmith Chronicle)

The Ladysmith Gallery is presenting a new exhibit of visual projects influenced by written word from poetry to literature.

Starting on Wednesday, Feb. 7, the Arts Council of Ladysmith and District will be hosting the Inspired by Text exhibition, which features works from artists across Vancouver Island.

“It’s different interpretations of how artists look at text formats. We have people who have been inspired by songs, inspired by poetry, different types of literature, maybe their own writings and whatnot,” said Francesca Reside, the council’s media director. “You can experience different forms of arts. We’ve got paintings, drawings, ceramic work, sculptural work, but I think it’s really nice to be able to see interpretation that is not necessarily in your face.”

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The exhibit will show 58 pieces of work from artists coming from Ladysmith and beyond.

“When people come to view, they can also take the time to feel their own interpretation, but then also read about where the artist is coming from as well. Our artists are really excited,” she said.

The gallery is also accepting small works from artists for their boutique, including ceramics, jewelry and textiles. Artists are encouraged to submit a variety of art pieces, with a wide range of price points.

The exhibit will show at the High Street gallery from Feb. 7-21 with free admission. The gallery is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. but hours may vary.

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Bailey Seymour

About the Author: Bailey Seymour

After graduating from SAIT and stint with the Calgary Herald, I ended up at the Nanaimo News Bulletin/Ladysmith Chronicle in March 2023
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