Local artist shows in Kamloops

Charlene Lau is having a month-long art show at Wilson House Gallery

Charlene Lau holds a teapot similar to the ones she will have on display at an upcoming show at at Kamloops art gallery. The Clearwater artist made five teapots and five matching paintings for the show

Clearwater artist Charlene Lau is having a month-long art show at Wilson House Gallery. The show began on Tuesday.

“I’m very excited,” she said.

Lau will be showing five free-form teapots and five matching paintings at the event.

All but one pair are based on locations in the North Thompson Valley.

“This work is the beginning of a study and exploration of the wilderness on my doorstep,” she said. “Moving back to some of my earlier roots as an artist, this summer I carried oil paints and a panel box out of doors and spent small bursts of time rediscovering my relationship to the world around me with paint.”

“From these initial portraits I created a small series of porcelain teapots intended to reflect my developing relationship with the wild places around me. The art of brewing tea, and even the art of sitting down to share unhurriedly with a friend, seem to be less prominent aspects of day-to-day living in an increasingly frenzied and frenetic world.”

Lau earned her BFA from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design before completing a degree in education at the University of British Columbia.

She is highly involved in promoting arts and culture in the North Thompson Valley through the local arts council and Wells Gray Gallery, an artist-run gallery located in the Wells Gray Infocentre.

 

The show at the Wilson House Gallery on Tranquille Road in Kamloops started on Tuesday and will run until Dec. 19. Hours at the gallery are 1:30 – 5 p.m.

 

 

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