New Art Gallery @ Weird Church opens with Carol Nottingham show

The Gallery @ Weird Church is a new initiative in Cumberland’s iconic red roofed building.

The Gallery seeks to provide a much needed showcase for the multitude of talented visual artists from Cumberland and the Comox Valley, while offering the community another opportunity to engage with the arts. Local artists will find an enchanting exhibition space and The Gallery is sure to make for a highlight to any visit to Cumberland, especially when combined with a hike, bike ride, or fantastic meal. Each month one or more artists will be featured.

First Show

The art of Carol Nottingham will be opening on Thursday, September 23, 2-5 pm and running until October 23. Carol has been working in mixed media and assemblage for over 30 years and enjoys manipulating and embellishing photos and her own drawings and other images and objects with paints. Quite often she uses symbolism and historic information to help express her love of storytelling. Music by Swingvalley Duo.

About the Artist – Carol Nottingham

Carol was born in Victoria, B.C. She moved to Vancouver with her husband and children where they continued to reside for many years. She has recently returned to the island and is living in Cumberland where she has set up her home and studio.

While living in Vancouver Carol attended and graduated from Emily Carr College of Art and Design with a diploma in Fine Arts. She has shown her work regularly in the Eastside Culture Crawl, the Drift, and the Swarm, as well as taking part in many group shows in local Vancouver galleries and some International Women’s Art shows.

Carol has been working in mixed media and assemblage for over 30 years and enjoys manipulating and embellishing photos, her own drawings and other images and objects. She quite often uses symbolism and historical information to help express her love of storytelling. Most of Carol’s paintings are about women; their place in history; and relationships with and to history, religion, magic and myth.

Where & When

Viewing times will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday 2-5 pm when the The Gallery sign is displayed outside of the church at 2688 Penrith Avenue, Cumberland. Entry by donation; Covid-19 protocols in place (please wear a mask for entry).

More about the Gallery

Shows at The Gallery @ Weird Church are curated by Cumberland resident Joan Udell, whose experience includes a career in teaching at the high school level, a position in regional arts administration and board experience at both local and provincial levels, including serving as Chair of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

For more information please contact Joan directly at [email protected] or 1-780-817-6428, or visit www.weirdchurchcumberland.com

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