First up on the Fall agenda is Landscape in Oil by Michael Haasjes. A painter for over 30 years, Michael has captured the beauty of Vancouver Island in his wonderful paintings. More colourful than any travel brochure, you’ll be transported to Witty’s Lagoon, East Sooke Regional Park, Oak Bay, and the Gorge - feel the spray as you gaze across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Beecher Bay, and French Beach while the storm clouds roll in.
Although some of the paintings are plein air, the majority have been created in the studio, and this includes one or two abstract creations. Michael tries to capture how a location makes him feel and then to express this feeling in his work.
This feast for the eyes runs from September 4th to September 15th with the Opening Reception on Saturday, September 7th from 1 to 3.
Operated by the Society for Arts on the South Island (SASI), whose mission statement is to nurture British Columbia arts and culture … through the production and support of showcases of fine art and craft, the provision of arts education programs, public performances, and special community cultural events, the Coast Collective Art Centre is open 11:00 to 5:00 Wednesday through Sunday. You can reach us at 250-391-5522 or email [email protected] for more information. http://www.coastcollective.ca