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Spring art show at Pearl Ellis

The Pearl Ellis Gallery will present the Monday Bunch’s annual spring art show and sale beginning April 8 and running until April 27.

The official opening reception of the Monday Bunch show will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on April 12. Refreshments will be served.

The Monday Bunch has been meeting since the early 1980s and one of the original members is still coming to paint on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

They meet at the Comox Lion's Den. The entrance to the Den is on the lower level behind the Pearl Ellis Gallery on Nordin Street. The Monday Bunch members appreciate this easily accessible workspace and the bright, cheery atmosphere in the room.

Members paint and take breaks to walk around the room, to encourage one another or to ask for suggestions. They break for lunch, usually packed lunches brought along with painting materials and tea or coffee made in the kitchen.

The members paint in a variety of mediums ranging from oils and acrylics to watercolours. There is no instructor but the member artists experiment with their own styles, at their own pace.

Each painter has a unique background and displays their personality and curiosity in their work. They gain inspiration from each other and a variety of other sources. Subject matter varies widely and can encompass landscapes, florals, portraits, whimsy, wildlife, seascapes, modern, sports, inspirational and architecture.

New members are always welcome. Throughout the years we have seen many people come through our doors and we have a well-attended and very active group. Anyone who is interested and thinks they might like to start painting with us are always welcome to come and visit us on a Monday.

The Pearl Ellis Gallery is at 1729 Comox Ave. and is open to the public Tuesdays to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. It is closed Mondays.

The gallery is wheelchair accessible. Admission is free.

For more information or a virtual tour of the show visit our website at www.pearlellisgallery.com or our Facebook page.

The public are reminded that the gallery will be closed Easter Sunday on April 20.

— Pearl Ellis Gallery

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