‘Yellow’ theme of upcoming art show

With flowers in bloom, brightly-plumed birds in the trees, and brown lawns once again green, springtime often means the return of a world of colour everywhere we go.
But Linda Lovisa is hoping artists will have just one colour on their minds for the “Shades of Yellow” exhibit opening April 12 at the Fine Line Art Gallery on Mowat Avenue here.
“The whole gallery will be transformed into shades of yellow,” Lovisa said. “The artwork can be in any medium—pottery, painting, quilting. As long as it’s yellow, it qualifies.”
Lovisa said she came up with the idea after talking with an artist from Brandon, Man. whom she met at the gallery.
“They had a show called ‘Shades of Purple.’ And I thought, we’ve never had anything like this in the area. So I figured we’d put a twist on it,” she explained.
“Everyone’s upset with me for picking yellow,” Lovisa joked. “But using shades of just one colour is more challenging. Maybe they’ll learn to like yellow.”
Registration forms for the “Shades of Yellow” show are available at the gallery and the Fort Frances Museum so artists can let Lovisa know what to expect before the March 30 entry deadline.
Lovisa noted there’s no limit to the number of possible exhibitors. “The more, the better,” she said, adding there also is no size limits on pieces.
She’s confident the show will draw a good number of artists.
“We already have a few items at the gallery, and we even got an entry from an artist in Nelson, B.C.,” she said. “We’re not sure how she found out about this.”
The show will run from April 12-May 3. Opening night will include a wine-and-cheese reception while the final one will feature district musicians Stephanie Hawkins and Katherine Williams.
“Of course, there will be a yellow theme to the music, with selections like ‘Yellow Submarine’ and ‘Yellow Rose of Texas,’” said Lovisa.
Registration includes a $10 fee to help cover the expense of the open house. For more information, drop by the gallery or call 274-1269.