Gallery holding open house

“Abracadabra,” the Fine Line Art Gallery’s spring exhibit, will go out with a bang Saturday evening with a “Music in the Gallery” open house.
The event, which starts at 7 p.m., will feature refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, and maybe even some “witches’ brew,” said Jean Richards, a member of the Fine Line co-op.
As the “Music in the Gallery” name implies, the evening will include tunes courtesy of well-known local musician Myron Hawrylak and a couple of others. As in the past, the song selection will fit the magical theme, noted Richards.
“It’s always a good time,” she remarked, adding there’s a core group of art-lovers who have come to expect the open house each year.
The spring art exhibit features the work—mostly paintings this time around—of better-known area artists, as well as some pieces by children who took Pam Hawley’s “Abracadabra” watercolour workshops over the winter.
While the 30-plus pieces of art add up to slightly fewer than previous exhibits, Richards noted some regular contributors weren’t sure how to interpret the “Abracadabra” theme.
Tickets for “Music in the Gallery” are available at the Fine Line for $10 each. While some are left, seating is limited and no one should expect to buy their tickets at the door, warned Richards.
  Last year’s theme for the spring exhibit was “Seeing Red,” following in the footsteps of the colour-themed “Shades of Yellow” in 2002 and “Out of the Blues” in 2004.
This has alternated with non-coloured themes such as “Cup and Dish” in 2005 and “Wild ’n Woolly” in 2003.
In other art news, the Fort Frances Museum is putting out a call for entries for the annual “Rainy Lake Impression” art exhibition, this year entitled “The Cry of the Loon.”
All works should be received by June 11, and they’ll be on exhibit from June 14-Sept. 30.
Original artwork, including three-dimensional pieces, will be accepted, as will photographs, fabric art, and written creative pieces.
All work must be ready to exhibit. An artist’s statement or description should accompany submissions.
Any pieces sold must give 20 percent to the museum.
The opening of this exhibition will coincide with the grand re-opening of the Fort Frances Museum. It also will run concurrently with a travelling exhibition about loons on loan from the Canadian Museum of Nature.
For more info, contact museum curator Pam Hawley at 274-7891 or via e-mail at phawley@fort-frances.com